Waffle House Waitress Gets A Scholarship After Helping Customer

Her town's mayor has proclaimed

Evoni Williams was working at the Waffle House when she noticed a customer, a regular who had recently undergone surgery and was using an oxygen tank, was having trouble cutting up his ham.

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.

According to Laura Wolf, who posted the image on Facebook, Evoni immediately took his plate and began cutting his food for him.

Officials at Texas Southern University heard about the good dead and presented her with a $16,000 college scholarship along with counseling to determine her higher education opportunities. "If we could all be like this waitress and take time to offer a helping hand [sic]". Despite the attention, she said she felt it was the right thing to do.

"Employee Evoni Williams went above and beyond to make sure her customer could enjoy his breakfast".

Since no act of kindness goes unnoticed or wasted, the teenager soon received a big surprise.

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La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking issued a city proclamation on March 2 to honor Williams.

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

Wolf told KHOU-TV that William's kindness, despite how busy the restaurant was, really made an impression on her.

A representative for the university said, "Your act of kindness is exactly the kind of student we want at Texas Southern University".

Speaking to Chron, Williams said: "I didn't know the photo was taken until a couple hours later. That just meant something to me", Wolf told KHOU-TV.

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