Khalil Perry faced a scary question many college students face at one point in life: "How am I going to pay for school?" Luckily for him, it only took a "Slutty Vegan" to hear his cry for help.
Being able to graduate was not a guarantee for this Texas native. He told 11 Alive he started off asking around for help with his almost $8,000 college debt to Clark Atlanta University before decideing to make a GoFundMe account.
“I literally just posted it and asked for help. And the right person saw it. Pinky, she hit me up in my DM and she was like, ‘What’s going on with school?’”
Pinky Cole is the founder of popular restaurant, Slutty Vegan, but also a superhero for the Mass Communications junior. As a Clark Atlanta University alum, it was made obvious she had to help her fellow Panther by taking care of his financial balance.
Refreshed with relief, Perry told 11 Alive:
“I could not believe it. I could not believe it. I literally sat there for about two minutes, man, and I thought about everything that I’ve been through these past couple of weeks. I put my blood sweat and tears into the campaign.”
Looks like it was all worth it. See you on the other side of that stage, Khalil! Watch the full story above.
Photo: 11 Alive