ATLANTA — An Uber driver from Atlanta has achieved her college dreams, all thanks to one of her passengers.
Single mom Latonya Young, 43, is a hair stylist by day and an Uber driver by night.
During an Uber trip to Mecerdes Benz Staduim in Atlanta, Young shared a bit of her story with a passenger.
At the age of 16, she had to drop out of high school to raise her first child. She recently had to drop out of college because of a $700 “unpaid balance”‘ to Georgia State University.
A few days after that ride-share, Young got a phone call from the school saying the passenger had paid off her debt.
“I was literally blown away. A stranger has never done that — or done anything like that — for me,” she told WSB-TV.
Young was able to finish her school, and the passenger Kevin Esch showed up at her graduation a few weeks ago.
She earned an associate’s degree in criminal justice. This month, she’ll be back in class to pursue a bachelor’s.
Esch told WSB that Young is an inspiration to him.