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Words make friends: Young rapper meets elderly gaming partner for first time

Words make friends: Young rapper meets elderly gaming partner for first time

As of Monday, the tweet has more than 1 million likes, 240,000 retweets and 5,000 comments.

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

Sleyon is a 22-year-old rapper who lives in NY, while Guttman is an 81-year-old retiree who lives in Florida.

Their friendship began last summer when they squared off on Words With Friends, an online game similar to Scrabble.

Even "Words with Friends" is loving these photos.

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

A young man traveled over 1,000 miles to meet the elderly woman he became friends with through an online game. Ms Butler arranged for the pair to meet face-to-face in West Palm Beach.

Word of the meetup - which was arranged by NY pastor Amy Butler - has caused people on the internet to implode with delight and crying react GIFs.

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

Words With Friends also called the story "amazing" on Twitter. Spencer tweeted they have played more than 300 games together. Sleyon said he aked her.

"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.

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