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

06 December 2017, 12:33 | Marta Robbins

Spencer and Roz got to know each other in person for the first time Friday after playing more than 300 games online over the past year

Spencer and Roz got to know each other in person for the first time Friday after playing more than 300 games online over the past year

The pair were randomly selected to play against each other on the Facebook game, and then played over 300 games together.

Over the weekend, thousands of people were touched as a 22-year-old shared his story of finally uniting with his 81-year-old game buddy in real life. 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.

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!

"I was like, yo, how do you know that word?"

Amy Butler, a pastor at The Riverside Church in upper Manhattan set up the meeting and flew to Florida with Spencer. She has used the story of the friendship in a sermon
Young man meets woman, 86, he'd been playing Words With Friends with for a year

The two were brought together by Rev. Amy Butler, a New York City pastor and the mother of a friend of Sleyon's. Photos of their reunion in West Palm Beach are just too heartwarming! Butler decided to make the trip happen after hearing Sleyon tell her daughter about his virtual friendship.

Words With Friends also called the story "amazing" on Twitter. "Today I got to go to florida and meet her in person", Sleyon said on Friday in a tweet that now has over one million likes.

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'.

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