We've all heard some of the horror stories associated with the Internet. You never truly know who's on the other side of that Internet connection. But every once in awhile, we get to share stories about the brighter side of the Internet. Like people coming together to help a sister give her brother the best Christmas present. Or Twitter followers banding together to help a guy come up with an excuse for sharing an inappropriate photo with his mom (Hey, it happens). Sometimes, the Internet can make incredible things happen. Like in today's story about Spencer and Roz.
This is Roz and Spencer.
via: TwitterSpencer is a rapper in his 20s who lives in Harlem. Roz is an 86-year-old woman who lives in Florida.
Roz and Spencer are friends.
via: TwitterBut they're not just any kind of friends. You see, they met in a very specific and special way that probably never wouldn't have happened without certain technological advancements.
They've played more than 300 games of Words With Friends together!
so last summer i randomly met this 80 y/o woman on words with friends. we played 300+ games together and she actual… https://t.co/iLwCg2JEn4— ☔️half-empty☂️ (@☔️half-empty☂️)1512172593.0
It's a lot like Scrabble.
via: TwitterYou play letter tiles to create words, then your opponent does the same. By the end of the game, you have a giant collaborative crossword puzzle. Roz and Spencer have played more than 300 games together since last summer.
This past weekend, they finally got to meet in person!
via: TwitterAmy Butler, a pastor at Riverside Church in Manhattan, arranged for Roz and Spencer to finally meet. You might be thinking that Roz schooled Spencer in this specific word game. Spencer quickly put those rumors to rest...
In fact, Spencer has won more often.
and to clear the air, she was not crushing me boy don’t play with me https://t.co/FcESsdO097— ☔️half-empty☂️ (@☔️half-empty☂️)1512237451.0
Since Spencer posted his pictures with Roz, their story has gone super viral.
We can’t get enough of this! Amazing. Thank you for sharing your story with us. #WWF2 #UseYourWords https://t.co/oXSv2sHYkB— Words With Friends (@Words With Friends)1512202736.0
As you'd expect, the Internet is in love with the friendship between Roz and Spencer.
@Filth800 @KatRoseCreek This is the part of the Internet I love. People connecting! Just wonderful!— SUSAN BRANCH (@SUSAN BRANCH)1512300650.0
Apparently, Spencer and Roz aren't the only people who have forged a real connection through the Words With Friends app.
@Filth800 My mom met her now-husband on words with friends. They started playing May 2014 and got married February 2017. 💕 @WordsWFriends— Victoria✨ (@Victoria✨)1512293390.0