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Passenger Helps Uber Driver Graduate By Paying Off Her College Tuition

By DeAnna Taylor

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You never know who will come into your life at the right moment and that was the case for Georgia-based Uber driver, Latoya Young.

The mom of three could not finish out her courses at Georgia State University due to an outstanding balance of $700. She started driving for Uber as a way to make extra income when her real-life guardian angel entered her vehicle.

Kevin Esch learned about Young’s story during their ride and gifted her with a $150 tip. But, he didn’t stop there.

He went as far as paying off the remaining $693 that stood between Young and her education. She was able to re-enroll.

“It just made me feel good to do it,” Esch said, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. “I didn’t expect anything from it.”

Young will graduate with her associates in criminal justice this week. She plans to go on to pursue her Bachelor’s degree starting in January.

“Nobody’s ever done anything so nice to me in my life,” Young said.

Her goal is to become a federal probation officer. She plans to use her salary from that job to fund her way through law school.

“I would rather help people,” Young said. “It’s not how you start but how you finish in life.”

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DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel blogger, author, and writer. While Charlotte, NC (her hometown) is her base, she's always somewhere on a plane. Catch her on IG: @brokeandabroadlife.

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