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"Words With Friends" pals meet for the first time

It was a heartwarming meeting between two people who built a friendship by playing the online game, "Words with Friends".

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.

And emotional photos show the friends sharing an embrace after Spencer flew to Florida to meet Roz.

Spencer was quick to shut down any rumours that Roz may be in the lead when it comes to their Words with Friends battles. Ms Butler arranged for the pair to meet face-to-face in West Palm Beach.

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

Words With Friends is a multi-player Scrabble-like mobile phone game which was launched in 2009.

"We played [300-plus] games together, and [Roz] actually ended up becoming a good friend of mine", Tweeted Sleyon. Butler decided to make the trip happen after hearing Sleyon tell her daughter about his virtual friendship.

On Friday, Sleyon flew from NY to West Palm Beach to meet his online friend.

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'. "Today I got to go to Florida and meet her in person", he tweeted on Saturday.




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