Harlem Rapper Meets 86-Year-Old ‘Word With Friends’ Opponent


Though at times the internet can seem like a vile place, filled with visceral hate, it’s stories like these that show the good things that the World Wide Web can facilitate. A Harlem, N.Y., rapper recently befriended, and eventually ended up meeting in person, an 86-year-old woman he was introduced to while playing Words With Friends.

It all began last summer when a rapper named Spencer, who goes by the handle, High Class Filth, started playing Words With Friends with Roz, a Florida resident. WWF is an online crossword puzzle game, along the same vein as Scrabble. They ended up going at it, playing over 300 games in total, and forming a long-distance bond. Recently, Amy Butler, a pastor at The Riverside Church in upper Manhattan, agreed to set up a meeting between Spencer and Roz, and flew to Florida with the rapper.

He wrote about the trip on Twitter. “So last summer I randomly met this 80 y/o woman on words with friends,” he started. “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.”

Spencer and Amy traveled all the way to the Florida retirement community Roz stays in and kicked it with her, making for a heartwarming meet up. And if you are wondering, Spencer has won 210 out of their 324 games.

Check out Spencer’s tweet below.

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