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Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Aspiring rapper, Palm Beach County retiree become buds through 'Words with Friends'

Aspiring rapper, Palm Beach County retiree become buds through 'Words with Friends'

The pair met last summer when they were randomly paired up on Words with Friends, an online game that is similar to Scrabble.

On Friday, the 22-year-old Spencer Sleyon - who, according to XXL, raps under the name Half Empty - flew 1,000 miles to West Palm Beach to meet 81-year-old Rosalind "Roz" Guttman.

Spencer, who lives in Harlem, started playing Roz on Words with Friends last summer.

A young rapper has finally met his online gaming partner; an elderly woman who he had played more than 300 games with. She also shared photos of the gamers bonding for the first time. When Sleyon was visiting his friend a while back, Butler overheard them talking about Guttman.

The meeting was made possible by Amy Butler, a pastor of Riverside Church in New York's Morningside Heights whose daughter is friends with Spencer.

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. Yet the two became unlikely friends as they continued to play Words with Friends matches against one another. Their first meet and greet was as sweet as you can imagine. "Words With Friends" heard about the in-person meeting and tweeted, "We can't get enough of this!"

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