Words make friends: Young rapper meets elderly gaming partner for first time

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Spencer tweeted photos with Roz - and his post now has more than one million likes on Twitter. "One night, a few months ago, they started a conversation about who their best friends were, and Spencer said, 'My best friend is an 80-year-old white woman who lives in a retirement community in Florida, ' and I said, 'What?,'" Butler told The Root. After that, they went on to play over 300 more games together.

Spencer was quick to shut down any rumours that Roz may be in the lead when it comes to their Words with Friends battles.

A young man traveled over 1,000 miles to meet the elderly woman he became friends with through an online game.

Spencer and Roz met in Florida after playing hundreds of games together
Image Spencer and Roz met in Florida after playing hundreds of games together. Pic Amy Butler

On Saturday, Spencer finally met his opponent in person when he flew to her home state of Florida to pay a visit. He tweeted about meeting Roz for the first time, saying, "She actually ended up becoming a good friend of mine".

Words With Friends is a multi-player Scrabble-like mobile phone game which was launched in 2009. Today I got to go to Florida and meet her in person'. Their first meet and greet was as sweet as you can imagine. Sleyon said he aked her.

Word of the meetup - which was arranged by NY pastor Amy Butler - has caused people on the internet to implode with delight and crying react GIFs.

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