Waitress gets $16K scholarship after act of kindness goes viral


Of course she said yes, but what the two didn't know is they were being watched by another customer.

Williams has reportedly been working full-time at the Waffle House to earn money toward school.

Waffle House waitress Evoni Williams felt she was just doing her job when she went the extra mile for an elderly customer and cut up some food on his plate. Surveillance video from that day shows what she did for Adrian Charpentier who was unable to cut a portion of his breakfast. "It just came from the heart", Williams said.

When Evoni served him his meal, a customer overheard him explaining how his hands no longer work very well.

And now the blessings are coming her way.

Wolf updated the profile picture on her Facebook page to show a picture of her standing next to Williams.

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That's not it. The act of kindness also drew attention of Texas Southern University, which presented her with a $16,000 scholarship at the proclamation.

Hoping to save up for college, 18-year-old Evoni Williams tallies her tips at the end of every shift.

As Laura Wolf, who posted the Waffle House picture put it, "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".

"'We wanted to reward Evoni's act of kindness and let her know that good deeds do not go unnoticed", Melinda Spaulding, an administrator at Texas Southern University was quoted by CNN as saying. Among those to notice were representatives from Texas Southern University, in Houston. "It's so wonderful that the younger generation cares about the older generation". Williams said when asked to show her proclamation to a television news reporter.

"I was never raised to bash people. and was raised to try and help, and try and give", Williams told a local television station.

"I have my own day!"