Wednesday, December 13, 2017

This picture is worth 1,000 words, literally

Spencer Sleyon is a 22-year-old aspiring young rapper from Harlem. Roz Guttman is an 81-year-old resident of a retirement community in West Palm Beach, Florida. They don't have much in common, except Words With Friends. Both enjoy playing the game of online Scrabble, and two years ago the app paired them up as opponents.

Since then, they've battled through 324 games, and while competing, the two sent messages to each other (a feature on Words With Friends) with compliments, criticism, and chit-chat. Eventually they became close friends. Sleyon told his pastor about the friendship, and she shared it in a sermon called "Relationships Change Us." Then she went a step farther. She bought two airline tickets to Florida and arranged for Sleyon and Guttman to finally meet. Judging by the looks on their faces, it appears that words failed them. Sleyon later tweeted, "Life is crazy. I've never even been to Florida, y'all"

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