Waffle House worker captured in act of kindness

10 March, 2018, 02:08 | Author: Kathy Ellis
  • Her town's mayor has proclaimed

A Waffle House waitress whose act of kindness was captured on video was honored in a big way.

Texas Southern University also took notice of Williams' act of kindness and offered her a $16,000 scholarship after learning she works at the restaurant as a way to save for college, according to ABC 13.

The photo of Williams and the man was shared on Facebook by Laura Wolf, who was touched by the young woman's gesture.

Evoni Williams, 18, was working at the Waffle House in La Marque, Texas, Saturday, when a customer asked her to help him cut his food.

"He was like, 'My hands are not functioning too well.' He needed me to cut his food".

Laura and Evoni
Laura and Evoni

"I was never raised to bash people", she said.

But on February 3 what Williams did for an elderly customer was captured in a photo that went viral. Even though she was extremely busy, she didn't hesitate. "It just came from the heart", Williams said. That's when Wolf snapped the photo, which has since gone viral on social media.

"I got my own day", Williams said.

Williams, who wants to study business management, broke down in tears as she was given the money. Williams' act also caught the eye of Texas Southern University, which surprised her at the proclamation with a scholarship totaling $16,000 - $4,000 for each of four semesters.

"It's something I would do any other day", Williams said.

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