Man, 22, travels 1,000 miles to meet 86-year-old he befriended on 'Words With Friends'

(INSIDE EDITION) -- Grab some paper towels because your heart is about to melt.

The latest too-sweet-for-words internet phenomenon is the real-life meetup between a 20-something Harlem man and the 86-year-old woman who befriended him from her Florida retirement community via the Scrabble-style game app Words With Friends.

Thanks to the help of a New York City pastor, they recently met in real life and, thanks to the power of Twitter, everyone knows about it and can't stop crying tears of joy.

 

 

"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," 22-year-old Spencer wrote on Twitter on Friday.

In the post, which was liked over 500,000 as of Saturday afternoon,  Spencer shared photos of the moment he met Roz after all those games.

Comments and shares followed by the hundreds of thousands. 

"Oh my god this is so cute," was a typical response on Spencer's feed. 

Even Words With Friends responded. "We can’t get enough of this! Amazing" the official account read.

Pastor Amy Butler of The Riverside Church, who accompanied Spencer on his first ever trip to Florida, reacted on Twitter as well.

"Sweet day today with Spencer and his #wordswithfriends friend, Roz, watching them bond in person for the first time. #relationshipschangeus," she wrote.
 

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