Evoni, 18, explained that Adrien Charpentier needed help because his hands were "not functioning too well".
- An inspiring act of kindness at a Houston-area Waffle House has gone viral.
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".
Texas Southern University gave Williams a $16,000 scholarship, which will allow her to fulfill her dream of attending college to study business management. According to Williams, the elderly customer is a regular of the restaurant and he was having a hard time eating. She shared the image on Facebook.
Yet, humble as ever, Evoni says she can't believe that she is getting attention for something she would do for any other customer. "If we could all be like this waitress & take time to offer a helping hand".
Evoni works as a waitress in a Waffle House in La Marque, Texas, to save money for her college tuition. "When I saw it, it's just something I would do for anybody".
Williams was also honored by La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking, who issued a day of honor for her service.
Wolf told KHOU, "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". As of Sunday, more than 130,000 people had reacted to the Facebook post and almost 7,000 have shared it.
In the end, Williams said that her caring decision to help cut Charpentier's food was nothing special and that she'd do it any day. "She has the character of the type of students we want at Texas Southern University". "And I did", Evoni Williams recalled.