Waffle House Teen Helps Elderly Customer, Goes Viral

Evoni Williams was not too busy to assist a patron. Her actions didn't go unnoticed as she was rewarded for her kindness

One Texan teen felt the power of gratitude on Thursday after a stranger posted a photo of her cut a meal into smaller bites for a 78-year-old man at the Waffle House during her shift as a server.

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

18-year-old Evoni Williams surprised with scholarship after her generous act for customer was caught on camera and went viral online. He was also on oxygen and. Without hesitation, she took his place and began cutting up his ham, ' Laura Wolf wrote on Facebook. 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 said she was surprised by the outpouring of praise for her act of kindness. "If I want to cut my meat, I look like I'm stabbing it", Adrien Charpentier said. Evoni is working at Waffle House in order to save up for college.

"It was so busy in here, and she actually took the time to stop and hear what he had to say instead of walking past him".

Another customer at a nearby table, Laura Wolf, noticed the heartwarming and posted a photo of the young girl on Facebook.

Not just the scholarship, La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking also handed over a proclamation in an emotional ceremony - that dedicated a day to her and said that - March 8 will be now known as "Evoni "NeeNee" Williams Day" in La Marque.

"I got my own day", Williams said.

Texas Southern University says they have assigned a counselor to help Williams enroll at the university and start her degree plan.

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