Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Culture | By Wayne Carr

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

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

Fox 5 reports that 22-year-old Spencer Sleyon, who lives in NY, flew down to West Palm Beach to meet 81-year-old Rosalind Guttman.

On Saturday, Spencer finally met his opponent in person when he flew to her home state of Florida to pay a visit.

A young man and an elderly woman who "randomly" met playing Words With Friends together online past year and went on to share 324 games have now met up in person.

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Despite their 64-year age gap and the fact they didn't know each other, Spencer and Roz began mentally jousting on the online Scrabble-like game - and each refused to back down from the other's offer of a rematch.

After some careful planning, the two friends met last week and melted the Internet's heart with pictures of their first face to face.

But the pair have formed an unlikely friendship through their Words With Friends battles.

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Spencer said he and Roz were randomly paired by the game and they went on to play more than 300 games together.

But that hasn't stopped the two from forging a friendship that finally culminated in hugs Friday, according to Amy Butler, a NY pastor who brokered the real-life meeting. The tweet has since received more than one million likes.

"She came to me weeks later and asked me how would I be interested in going to Florida for a day to meet her", Sleyon said. A man named Spencer, who is from Harlem and in his 20s, met a woman named Roz who is in her 80s and lives in Florida.

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