Harlem Rapper Finally Meets His 81-Year-Old 'Words With Friends' Buddy

Saul Bowman
December 6, 2017

They eventually played more than 300 games against each other.

For anyone who needed reminding that not everything about the internet is a bad garbage fire, please allow me to introduce you to Spencer and Roz.

Spencer is 22-year-old, and lives in NY. They first met playing Words With Friends, and over the course of a year and more than 300 games they became good friends.

His tweet has been retweeted more than 147,000 times, including by the Words With Friends account, which replied: 'We can't get enough of this! Photos of their reunion in West Palm Beach are just too heartwarming!

"So last summer I randomly met this 80yo woman on Words With Friends".

Spencer Sleyon and Rosalind Guttman in Palm Beach Fla. last Thursday
Spencer Sleyon and Rosalind Guttman in Palm Beach Fla. last Thursday

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'.

"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.

The meeting was made possible by Amy Butler, a pastor of Riverside Church in New York's Morningside Heights whose daughter is friends with Spencer.

Here's to Sleyon, Guttman and great friendships-and all of the unlikely places from which they spring.


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