Galveston teen receives sweet surprise after act of kindness goes viral

Andrew Cummings
March 10, 2018

A Waffle House waitress whose act of kindness was captured on video was honored in a big way.

Evoni Williams, an 18-year-old Waffle House worker, went viral after she was pictured helping the elderly and partially disabled customer cut up his ham.

While Williams cut the food, Laura Wolf, who was sitting nearby, snapped a photo and posted it on Facebook. She added that the gentleman had required help because his hands were "not functioning too well". He was also on oxygen and...

"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. 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".

The post quickly went viral and caught the attention of La Marque mayor Bobby Hocking and Texas Southern University. "That just meant something to me", Laura Wolf said.

As KVUE reports, Texas Southern University has come through with a $16,000 college scholarship and the aid of a counselor to help Williams, who plans to study business management.

The scholarship was for $16,000.

The high school graduate said helping diner Adrien Charpentier was "something I would do any other day".

A heartwarming photo shows a Waffle House employee cutting up food for an elderly man struggling to do it on his own. "And I did", Williams said.

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