Screengrab via brandee / Twitter

The voice behind AOL’s ‘You’ve Got Mail’ is now an Uber driver

Wait till you hear him live.

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Published Nov 7, 2016   Updated May 25, 2021, 3:32 pm CDT

Remember those days of dial-up internet when you had to scream at one of your siblings to get off the phone just so you could go online? You’d wait patiently as you slowly connected to the World Wide Web and could actually listen to the process taking place. 

When you were finally logged into your America Online account, you’d beam in excitement when you heard that voice say “You’ve Got Mail” indicating that, in fact, you had mail. 

Did you also know that the “You’ve Got Mail” voice belongs to a real person? And that this icon is a voice actor named Elwood Edwards who now drives for Uber

Look at this guy who was definitely born before the new millennium feel total excitement at this fact.

Twitter user @brandee had the pleasure of having Edwards as her Uber driver. 

This man, who was that comforting voice we heard anytime we snuck onto the internet when we weren’t supposed to. This man, who had the most memorable voice of the ’90s. This man, who let you know that you had mail when you were unable to figure it out yourself.

Who even cares why he’s an Uber driver or why he’s not somewhere collecting his AOL voiceover checks. All that matters is that the “you’ve got mail” voice guy is real—which means that God must also be real. 

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*First Published: Nov 7, 2016, 7:58 pm CST