Man Met His Groomsman For The First Time Ever At His Wedding After Playing Xbox Live For 15 Years
Selecting your groomsmen can be a nerve-racking decision for a groom. You don’t want to cut out one of your best bros who have been by your side for years through the good times and the bad. But there are only a few groomsmen, so things can get tricky. For Charles Powell, the decision for one of his groomsmen was extremely simple. He had been friends Joe Walters for 15 years and played video games on a regular basis. On the day of Powell’s wedding, Walters was right there at his side. Shockingly, this was the very first time that Charles and Joe had ever met in real life.
In 2003, when Powell was only 13-years-old, he started playing a video game titled Phantasy Star Online on the Xbox 360. That is where Charles met Joe, who went by the gamertag of “Sinjo.” They instantly hit it off despite Powell being from Cincinnati and Walters hailing from Detroit. At the time, Powell also made friends with William Brown, aka “Free2spin21” from Tennessee, and Joey Morris, aka “Grimmjo” from Baltimore. “I would come home from school and they would be online and I would be online,” Powell said. “We just liked the same things.” The group continued to play online video games through their teens and even into their late 20s. Yet none of them had ever met before… until now.
On Saturday, the 28-year-old Powell got married to his future wife Myra, who he met on OKCupid a few years ago. Powell’s three online bros and their dates traveled to Cincinnati to witness the Powell nuptials where they all met for the first time IRL. Charles was closest to Walters and he asked him to be a groomsman in his wedding. Joe happily obliged. “Every part of my life they were there,” he said.