Uber driver gets college degree thanks to generosity from passenger


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ATLANTA — A former Uber driver said her dream of a college degree was on hold until one of her passengers surprised her with some help.
Latonya Young told Channel 2’s Berndt Petersen that she picked up a passenger outside Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and during the ride they got to talking.

During this particular trip, Young shared a bit of her life story with the passenger.

A few days after that rideshare, Young told Petersen that she got a phone call from the school.

"And the message stated, 'You can register for classes now.' I was literally blown away. A stranger has never done that --- or done anything like that --- for me," Young said.
That stranger was Kevin Esch, the Uber passenger. A couple of weeks ago, he attended Young’s graduation from Georgia State.