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

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

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

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

Spencer is 22 and lives in Harlem, and Roz is 86 and lives in a retirement community in Florida.

Spencer, 22, and Roz, 86, are from opposite ends of the U.S. but became good friends who met in real life on Friday.

"We played 300+ games together and she actually ended up becoming a good friend of mine".

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Because one Words with Friends player, Spencer Sleyon, has a good one.

The 1,000 mile journey was arranged by Pastor Amy Butler of The Riverside Church in New York City, who is the mother of one of Sleyon's friends.

The photos quickly went viral, with over a million likes and 240,000 retweets in just three days. Clearly, the moment wasn't lost on him, or the thousands of others who shared the heartwarming moment, including the Words With Friends account itself. Spencer's impressive lyrical flow probably contributes to his many wins on the popular app "Words with Friends"- which led to the unlikely friendship with 81-year-old Rosalind Guttman. "Besides the obvious - the fact that I'm a young black male and this is an old white woman - a lot of people enjoyed the fact that we were able to get so close, especially given the tension in the country", Sleyon said. "Amazing. Thank you for sharing your story with us", the game's makers tweeted in response to Spencer's photos.

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