"Words With Friends" pals meet for the first time

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

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

A young man from Harlem, New York, Spencer travelled to visit 86-year-old Roz, who lives in a retirement home in Florida after meeting her online.

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. "So last summer i randomly met this 80 y/o woman on words with friends". Since then, they have played more than 300 games. "Today I got to go to Florida and meet her in person", he tweeted on Saturday. The tweet, along with the photos of the two hugging each other, has been liked one million times.

Sleyon told The Root that Roz was his "best friend".

Young man meets woman, 86, he'd been playing Words With Friends with for a year
Man, 22, travels 1000 miles to meet woman, 86, he befriended on 'Words With Friends'

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.

A Manhattan pastor heard about their friendship and helped them finally meet last week.

Words With Friends is a multi-player Scrabble-like mobile phone game which was launched in 2009.

Butler then chose to bring the two together, coordinating the meeting and flying down to Florida with Sleyon.

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