Sleyon is a 22-year-old rapper who lives in NY, while Guttman is an 81-year-old retiree who lives in Florida. "Today I got to go to Florida and meet her in person", Sleyon, who lives in Harlem, New York, tweeted on December 1. Find out more in the video above. The tweet has since received more than one million likes. A Scrabble-like gaming app, players can be matched up with either pre-existing friends or strangers, and Guttman and Sleyon-then strangers-were paired up.
The 22-year-old shared photos of the real-life encounter on Twitter, with the caption: "So last summer I randomly met this 80 y/o on Words With Friends".
A young man traveled over 1,000 miles to meet the elderly woman he became friends with through an online game.
'We played 300+ games together and she actually ended up becoming a good friend of mine.
Man, 22, travels 1000 miles to meet woman, 86, he befriended on 'Words With Friends'
Sleyon and Rosalind Guttman met on Words With Friends over a year ago. "Today I got to go to Florida and meet her in person", he wrote.
The trip was arranged by Amy Butler, a pastor at a church in Manhattan.
Words With Friends also called the story "amazing" on Twitter.
Being touched by their story, Rev. Butler flew with Sleyon to Guttman's retirement home, where the sweet reunion took place.