Spencer, 22, a young rapper from Harlem met and befriended 86-year-old Roz of West Palm Beach, Florida through an online word game. They finally met in person more than a year after they were playing the online game Words With Friends.
‘We played 300+ games together, and she ended up becoming a good friend of mine. Today I got to go to Florida and meet her in person,’ Spencer wrote in a tweet about the meeting.
Roz began playing Words With Friends with Spencer last summer. She lives in a retirement community in Florida.
Amy Butler, a pastor at The Riverside Church in upper Manhattan, flew to Florida with Spencer after setting up a meeting.
Spencer, who raps under the name ‘High-Class Filth,’ shared his record of matches with Roz, indicating he has won 210 out of their 324 games.
‘She was not crushing me boy do not play with me,’ he noted.
The photos of the online friends meeting for the first time quickly went viral, sparking an outpouring of emotional responses.
‘Sitting in a restaurant here totally choking up. My family’s like “what just happened to mom?”,’ wrote Jessica Webster.
‘I made a beautiful friend on WWF many years ago. I am American, she was from UK,’ wrote Patricia Cuxirimay.
‘We vacationed together here and in Perú. Then cancer took her a little over a year ago. So grateful for her presence, however short, in my life—and grateful you got to meet your WW Friend! God Bless!’ wrote Cuxirimay.
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