"Words With Friends" pals meet for the first time

Pauline Gross
December 6, 2017

They ended up playing 300 of the online Scrabble games!

Spencer Sleyon is a young rapper who goes by the name Half Empty, and his new best friend is an 81-year-old woman in Florida named Roz.

The trip was arranged by Amy Butler, a pastor at Manhattan's Riverside Church, who flew to Florida with the rapper.

Although, Sleyon hadn't played "Words With Friends" for about a year, he still considered Guttman a good friend.

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Still, while they may be all smiles in person, it sounds as though their games are fairly intense, with Spencer showing no signs of going easy on his pal despite being more than six decades her junior.

"Last summer I randomly met this [80-year-old] woman on Words with Friends", Sleyon tweeted soon after the meeting.

Sleyon tweeted a photo with Guttman on December 1, which has been retweeted more than 240,000 times and received more than 1 million likes as of December 5. Spencer, 22, posted pictures of their meet up to Twitter.

Sweet day today with Spencer and his #wordswithfriends friend, Roz, watching them bond in person for the first time. Butler decided to make the trip happen after hearing Sleyon tell her daughter about his virtual friendship. "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.

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