Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Young rapper befriends grandma over Words with Friends

Young rapper befriends grandma over Words with Friends

The pair played Words With Friends and Spencer clocked up 210 wins to Roz's 114.

However, Roz does have the edge when it comes to unique words - playing 11,067 compared with his 3,043.

At least one Twitter user who responded had a similar story, pointing to the ability of the game that was developed in 2009 by social game developer Zynga to bring word enthusiasts together over miles of coastline or even oceans.

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

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'.

Over the weekend they finally met in person after he flew to her retirement community in Florida.

"We played [300-plus] games together, and [Roz] actually ended up becoming a good friend of mine", Tweeted Sleyon.

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The trip was arranged by Amy Butler, a pastor at a church in Manhattan.

"She came to me weeks later and asked me how would I be interested in going to Florida for a day to meet her", Spencer told FOX 5. When Sleyon was visiting his friend a while back, Butler overheard them talking about Guttman.

This friendship between a young local rapper and an elderly Florida woman is melting hearts all over the country.

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Butler then made a decision to bring the two together, coordinating the meeting and flying down to Florida with Sleyon.

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He encouraged Rodriguez to apply for the high school coaching job that brought him into their lives. A NY state police officer pulled the vehicle over for a traffic stop and found the pair inside.


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