This inter-generational friendship came about through a word app
This pair have played over 300 games together.
A story of a friendship made through a word game app is warming the hearts of thousands of Twitter users.
On Friday, Twitter user @Filth800, also known as Spencer, flew to Florida to meet a woman he has played over 300 games of Words With Friends with, and shared the pictures of their first meeting online.
Spencer is 22 and his favourite competitor, Roz, is 86.
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
The meeting was set up by pastor Amy Butler, who flew with Spencer from Harlem to his meeting with Roz.
From the photos, it looks like the pair have really hit it off.
She’s 86 & lives in a retirement community in Florida. He’s 22 and lives in Harlem. They met online playing #wordswithfriends. Tomorrow they’ll meet in person. I get to be there. #relationshipschangeus pic.twitter.com/xNJjK3ga6H— Amy Butler (@PastorAmyTRC) December 1, 2017
Words With Friends is a crossword-style game which operates like an online version of scrabble. Players can challenge people they know, or choose to play strangers.
After rumours emerged that Roz had taken the upper hand in their long-running game, Spencer felt the need to clarify. It turns out he’s beating her by quite a margin.
and to clear the air, she was not crushing me boy don’t play with me pic.twitter.com/FcESsdO097— half-empty (@half___empty) December 2, 2017
Twitter absolutely loved the story and the Words With Friends app even chimed in.
How absolutely wonderful. Making new friends is always great. Making friends with people of different age groups teaches us alot. I'm a Grandma & have younger friends.— susan morrow (@sooze555) December 2, 2017
This gives me, as you youngsters put it, the "feels". Now I feel bad for turning down random game requests because I don't have time!— Diane Watzek (@wdiane924) December 2, 2017
I'm already in tears pic.twitter.com/cnVd1IrUa7— Ruta (@iza_gualasmara) December 2, 2017
This woman even shared her own Words With Friends story.
I made a beautiful friend on WWF many years ago. I am American, she was from UK. We vacationed together here and in Perú. Then cancer took her a little over a year ago. So grateful for her presence, however short, in my life—and grateful you got to meet your WW Friend! God Bless!— Patricia Cuxirimay (@patriciaturner) December 2, 2017
What a beautiful story.