Sleyon is a 22-year-old rapper who lives in New York, while Guttman is an 81-year-old retiree who lives in Florida. Yet the two became unlikely friends as they continued to play Words with Friends matches against one another. And finally, last week, the unlikely duo got to meet in person in Florida after a pastor coordinated their meeting. The pictures of the meeting, shared by Sleyon on Friday, are just as touching as you’d expect them to be:
The two were brought together by Rev. Amy Butler, a New York City pastor and the mother of a friend of Sleyon’s. When Sleyon was visiting his friend a while back, Butler overheard them talking about Guttman. Butler then decided to bring the two together, coordinating the meeting and flying down to Florida with Sleyon.
“One night, a few months ago, they started a conversation about who their best friends were, and Spencer said, ‘My best friend is an 80-year-old white woman who lives in a retirement community in Florida,’ and I said, ‘What?,’” Butler told The Root.