Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Business | By Kate Woods

Texas waitress' act of kindness results in a $16000 scholarship

Texas waitress' act of kindness results in a $16000 scholarship

A teen waitress at a Waffle House in Texas has been rewarded for a seemingly small gesture at the restaurant outside in Houston with a college scholarship after she was photographed cutting up food for a 78-year-old diner, who was unable to do it himself, reports said Sunday.

Texas Southern University gave Williams a $16,000 scholarship, which will allow her to fulfill her dream of attending college to study business management.

A customer, Laura Wolf at the Waffle House witnessed the whole random act of kindness and wrote on Facebook, "Without hesitation, she took his plate and began cutting up his ham". She did. Someone snapped a photo that spread across social media.

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

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"I was just like, 'Sure!" "If I want to cut my meat, I look like I'm stabbing it".

It eventually caught the eye of Texas Southern University, and they chose to present Evoni with a $16,000 scholarship.

"My hands are not up to par", Charpentier told KVUE.

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

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Not only that, but the mayor of La Marque saw the post.

"Somebody tagged me and it immediately, it just touched my heart", he said. As way of thanks and showing his gratitude for Evoni's kindness, he declared March 8 2018 as Evoni "Nini" Williams Day.

She said she was working at Waffle House only to save up for college. "It's so wonderful that the younger generation cares about the older generation".

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

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Even better? Folks at Texas Southern University aren't the only ones paying attention to Evoni.

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