Woman's act of kindness at Texas Waffle House goes viral, earns praise

  • Woman's act of kindness at Texas Waffle House goes viral, earns praise

Woman's act of kindness at Texas Waffle House goes viral, earns praise

- An inspiring act of kindness at a Houston-area Waffle House has gone viral.

A young waitress from a Waffle House received a $16,000 scholarship from Texas Southern University after her act of kindness went viral on social media.

"I heard this elderly man tell (Evoni) his hands don't work too good", Wolf posted.

Evoni Williams, an 18-year-old student who lives in LaMarque, Texas, was working her shift on Saturday when an elderly customer asked her to help him cut up his food. It was then, "without hesitation", that Williams took the plate from the struggling customer, IDed as 78-year-old Adrien Charpentier, and started to cut his meat. So many, in fact, that it caught the eye of the town's mayor, Bobby Hocking, who dedicated March 8 in Williams' honor.

'This may seem small to him, I'm sure it was huge.

Evoni told reporters it was something she "would do any other day". 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. Williams was helping a man eat when Laura Wolf, another customer at the restaurant, snapped a photo of her to post on Facebook. The teen worker said she took the Waffle House job to save up for college, per the television station.

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

"It just came from the heart", the teen told the television station.

The post even attracted the attention of La Marque city officials and scouts from Texas Southern University-who chose to offer Williams a helping hand.