Young man meets 81-year-old he befriended on 'Words with Friends'

Young man meets woman 86 he'd been playing Words With Friends with for a year

A 22-year-old NY man and an 81-year-old Florida woman who struck up a friendship playing Words with Friends captured the Internet's hearts by meeting in person.

Spencer Sleyon and Roz Guttman met online while playing the Scrabble-like mobile phone game Words With Friends about a year ago.

The trip was made possible thanks to a pastor in NY who organised the trip.

Spencer and Roz live more than 13 hours apart, he is from the U.S. state of Maryland and she lives in a retirement village in Florida.

"We played [300-plus] games together, and [Roz] actually ended up becoming a good friend of mine", Tweeted Sleyon.


The pair have played more than 300 games together - and the rapper said they have become friends despite the distance between them.

The photos quickly went viral, with over a million likes and 240,000 retweets in just three days. On Friday, he traveled more than 1,000 miles to meet Roz at her retirement community in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Their meeting was made possible by NY pastor Amy Butler, who added: 'Sweet day today with Spencer and his Words With Friends friend, Roz, watching them bond in person for the first time'. "Today I got to go to Florida and meet her in person", Sleyon, who lives in Harlem, New York, tweeted on December 1.

The accounts expressing joy at the unusual friendship story included the official account of Words with Friends. "Thank you for sharing your story with us".

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