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Words With Friends opponents meet in real life, win the internet’s heart
After more than 300 games of Words With Friends, a 22-year-old rapper and producer living in New York City flew to Palm Beach, Florida, last week to meet his 81-year-old opponent.
so last summer i randomly met this 80 y/o woman on words with friends. we played 300+ games together and she actually ended up becoming a good friend of mine. today i got to go to florida and meet her in person💜 pic.twitter.com/VXDbNS4eUo
— half-empty (@half___empty) December 1, 2017
Spencer Sleyon, whose rapper name is Half Empty, played retiree Rosalind Guttman on the word game app every day for five months.
“Sometimes we’d speak about personal things, but nothing extra personal,” Sleyon told the Root. “Politics, the election, hurricanes.”
Guttman was “someone I could confide in,” Sleyon told ABC News.
According to the Root, Sleyon was impressed that Guttman played the word “phat” in an early game, and the retiree appreciated the “masterful alliteration” in Sleyon’s username, which is FUCKFACEFILTH.
When Sleyon’s life became “too hectic,” he stopped playing on the app and lost touch with Guttman. But they connected three months later when his friend’s mother was so moved by Sleyon’s account of his “best friend” from Words With Friends that she offered to help them meet.
In Florida on Friday, Guttman and Sleyon had lunch on Friday, and Guttman showed Sleyon around her neighborhood, the Root reported.
Sleyon’s tweet about the meet-up had more than a million likes on Monda. Words With Friends thanked Sleyon for sharing the story.
— Words With Friends (@WordsWFriends) December 2, 2017
Meanwhile, Sleyon cleared up any confusion over who was winning the game streak (it was him).
and to clear the air, she was not crushing me boy don’t play with me pic.twitter.com/FcESsdO097
— High Class Filth (@Filth800) December 2, 2017
Sleyon told the Root he’s happy his meeting Guttman has touched so many.
“Whatever people want to take from this story and however it makes them feel, I’m just glad and Rosalind and I can bring that to people,” he told the Root.
There are no words for these feels.
— Jessica Webster (@A2Jess) December 2, 2017
H/T Huffington Post
Kris Seavers is the Evening Editor for the Daily Dot, where she covers breaking news, politics, and LGBTQ issues. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.