An unlikely friendship! Rapper meets his 81-year-old Words with Friends rival

4 December 2017, 08:41

A rapper from New York City who formed an unlikely friendship with an 81-year-old over an online word game has finally met his opponent.

Spencer, who lives in Harlem, started playing Roz on Words with Friends last summer.

The pair have played more than 300 games together - and the rapper said they have become friends despite the distance between them.

On Saturday, Spencer finally met his opponent in person when he flew to her home state of Florida to pay a visit.

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

Spencer wrote: "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."

Amy shared a picture of her and Spencer on the flight down to the southern state, as they prepared to meet.

She then added: "Sweet day today with Spencer and his #wordswithfriends friend, Roz, watching them bond in person for the first time. #Relationshipschangeus."

Ms Butler said she has used the example of their friendship in sermons, as Spencer is a friend of her daughter's.

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

He shared a screenshot of their games which showed him ahead, with 210 wins to her 114.

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