22-Year-Old NYC Man's Heartfelt 'Words With Friends' Meet-up With 86-Year-Old Florida Woman Goes Viral - NBC New York

22-Year-Old NYC Man's Heartfelt 'Words With Friends' Meet-up With 86-Year-Old Florida Woman Goes Viral

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    A 20-something New York man flew about 1,000 miles to Florida to meet an elderly woman he befriended on the Words With Friends app. (Published Monday, Dec. 4, 2017)

    What to Know

    • A young NYC man went to Florida to visit an 86-year-old woman he randomly befriended on Words With Friends

    • He posted photos of the sweet meeting afterwards; the tweet got more than 1 million likes in just a few days

    • Words With Friends posted on its official account as well: "We can't get enough of this! Amazing!"

    A 22-year-old Harlem man recently met up with an 86-year-old woman who lives in a Florida retirement community that he befriended on the app Words With Friends, and the unlikely meeting between two strangers that has captured hundreds of thousands of hearts across the nation. 

    The man, identified as Spencer by his pastor Amy Butler of New York City's The Riverside Church, according to NBC affiliate KGW, tweeted photos of the heartfelt meeting after his visit on Friday. 

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    "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," Spencer tweeted. 

    The tweet, featuring photos of him and his Words With Friends bud, Roz, smiling and embracing, has gotten more than 1 million likes and nearly 250,000 retweets since it was posted Friday afternoon. 

    Butler, who facilitated the meeting and traveled with Spencer for the meeting, responded on social media as well, tweeting, "Sweet day today with Spencer and his #wordswithfriends friend, Roz, watching them bond in person for the first time. #relationshipschangeus," according to KGW. 

    Words With Friends posted on its official account as well: "We can't get enough of this! Amazing!" 

    Click through the gallery above to see more photos from the visit between Spencer and Roz.

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