Youngster Travels 1,000 Miles to Meet 81-Year-old Lady He Met on ‘Words With Friends’


A picture speaks more than a thousands words – and these two individuals are particularly good with words.

22-year-old Spencer Sleyon and 81-year-old Rosalind “Roz” Guttman have spent the last year developing a friendship built on their rivalry in the crossword puzzle game, Words With Friends. Then, last week, they came together in person for the first time.

Considering Sleyon is an aspiring young rapper from Harlem, he is not the mostly likely counterpart for Guttman: a senior resident at a West Palm Beach retirement community in Florida. But since the app first paired them as opponents, the two have battled in over 324 games of wit.

Over the course of their virtual competition, the two would send messages to each other with criticism, compliments, and chit-chat. As the months passed, the senior and the youngster became close friends.

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When Sleyon mentioned his unique…

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