Woman discovers her Uber driver is AOL’s ‘You’ve got mail’ guy

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Elwood Edwards, the iconic voice behind the AOL notification-turned-iconic digital culture catchphrase, “You’ve got mail,” now spends his retirement working as an Uber driver in Ohio.

Brandee Barker, a former Facebook publicist in the Bay Area who now helps run The Pramana Collective, was in Ohio campaigning for Hillary Clinton when she discovered that the man driving her rideshare one day was the famous voice.Edwards, who is now retired but sometimes drives for Uber, was apparently happy to oblige Barker’s request to recite his famed AOL catchphrase. Barker caught it on camera and tweeted it out to her nearly 50,000 Twitter followers.

“I completely geek freaked and asked if he would do the video,” she told CNN of meeting him.

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