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AirTalk asks: What’s your most unusual friendship?




A group of friends arrive at Euston Station, London, for a trip to the countryside on Apr. 18, 1935.
A group of friends arrive at Euston Station, London, for a trip to the countryside on Apr. 18, 1935.
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A 22-year-old East Harlem rapper/producer and an 81-year-old Florida retiree made headlines last week when the two unlikely friends posted their meeting on Twitter.

He’s black, she’s white. And with a nearly 60-year gap in age, the game Words With Friends first brought them together.

As reported by the New York Times, the meeting brought on a flood of positive reaction on Twitter. The original post has garnered more than 1.1 million likes and the public seemed to respond to how the unlikely friendship formed despite the odds that could divide them. But unlikely friendships sprout up all the time between people of different religions, ages, ethnicities and geographical locations.

So what triggers these relationships? AirTalk wants to know your most unlikely friendship. Do you have a friend that’s much older or younger or from a completely different background? What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned from them? Call us at 866-893-5722.

With KPCC reporter Libby Denkmann as guest host

Guest:

Shasta Nelson, founder of Girlfriendcircles.com, a friend networking site and author of “Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness” (Seal Press, 2016)