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Waffle House Waitress Who Helped Elderly Customer Cut His Food Lands $16,000 Scholarship

A waitress at a Texas Waffle House has landed a $16,000 college scholarship after her act of kindness towards an elderly customer went viral.

I don't know her name but I heard this elderly man tell her his hands don't work too good. He was also on oxygen and…

Posted by Laura Wolf on Saturday, March 3, 2018

Evoni Williams, 18, was working at the La Marque, Texas, Waffle House last week when she noticed a customer with an oxygen tank.

The 78-year-old Waffle House customer recently had surgery and was struggling to breathe.

Williams, who had been working as a waitress at the restaurant to save for college, immediately sprung into action and cut the elderly man’s food without hesitation, but little did she know that her random act of kindness would spread to thousands of people on social media.

Laura Wolf, a customer at the Waffle House, shared a photo on her Facebook page of the teen performing the kind gesture, which quickly gained traction on social media.

“Without hesitation, she took his plate and began cutting up his ham. This may seem small but to him, I’m sure it was huge. I’m thankful to have seen this act of kindness and caring at the start of my day while everything in this world seems so negative,” Wolf wrote in the post, which had more than 126,000 reactions and had been shared more than 64,000 times as of Saturday afternoon.

The viral post caught the attention of Texas Southern University, which offered Williams a $16,000 scholarship in recognition of her act of kindness.

KVUE reported that the teen, who wants to study business management, would also have the aid of a counselor to help her enroll in the college and plan for her degree.

The mayor of La Marque also took notice of her actions and named March 8, 2018, “Evonni ‘Nini’ Williams Day” in honor of her kind gesture.

The teen said she did not expect the outpouring of recognition for her kindness towards the man.

“It just came from the heart,” she said, adding that she still plans to keep her job at the Waffle House.

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  1. Bill

    March 11, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Good deeds do not go unnoticed.

  2. S.Marr

    March 11, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    BRAVO for this young woman………. and Texas Southern University for recognizing what a special, deserving person she is. She will go far.

  3. Richard Misel Jr

    March 11, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    Good for her.

  4. Debcoholl

    March 11, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    The gifts usually go both ways.

  5. Alean Stoops

    March 11, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Her mother must have raised her to be a God loving person .I am thankful for people like her.These people make our world a better place.

  6. Bernadette Landry

    March 11, 2018 at 5:38 pm

    God bless you

  7. paulette

    March 11, 2018 at 6:00 pm


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