An 18 year old girl has been rewarded for her kindness with a college scholarship after she was photographed cutting up food for a 78-year-old diner who was not able to do it himself. Evoni Williams works as a waitress in a Texas Waffle House in La Marque, Texas to save money for college. During her shift, an elderly man who was on oxygen came in for some food but when his meal was served, a customer overhead him mention to Williams that his hands don’t work too well.
According to a Facebook post uploaded by Laura Wolf, Williams began cutting up his food without hesitation. In the now viral post, Wolf wrote, “I don’t know her name but I heard this elderly man tell her his hands don’t work too good. He was also on oxygen and struggling to breathe. Without hesitation, she took his plate and began cutting up his ham. This may seem small but to him, I’m sure it was huge.”
“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. If we could all be like this waitress and take time to offer a helping hand…” Wolf further added.
Wolf’s post highlighting William’s act of kindness quickly went viral and thousands of people expressed their desire to thank and reward the teen. According to KHOU, Texas Southern University has awarded the 18-year-old a $16,000 scholarship so that she can fulfill her dreams of studying business management. And the mayor of La Marque decided to show his gratitude for Williams as well by declaring March 8, 2018 Evoni “Nini” Williams Day, a day in her honor.
Speaking to KHOU, a teary eyed Williams said, “I got my own day. It’s something I would do any other day.” As for the 78-year-old customer whose name is Adrien Charpentier, he was quite excited that he had ended up on “Facebooks.”