Published: Sat, March 10, 2018
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Area waitress who cut food for diner gets $16K scholarship

Area waitress who cut food for diner gets $16K scholarship

A photo posted to Facebook that shows a waitress helping an older customer at a Houston-area Waffle is going viral on social media.

A simple gesture of kindness by a Waffle House employee in Texas has gone viral.

The customer mentioned his hands didn't "work too good", so Williams chose to help him out by lending a helping hand. He was also on oxygen and. Sitting nearby, patron Laura Wolf snapped a photograph and posted it to Facebook.

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"This may seem small but to him, I'm sure it was huge", Wolf wrote.

Wolf's fantastic photo has since been shared more than 40,000 times on Facebook.

"When I saw it, it's just something I would do for anybody", Williams, who recently graduated from Texas City High School, told the newspaper Wednesday. Evoni is working at Waffle House in order to save up for college. Williams said she was surprised by the outpouring of praise for her act of kindness.

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Evoni is looking to get a business or management degree and the cheque given to her works out as 4,000 dollars (£2,883) a semester - a massive helping hand for her to do so.

As a thank-you gesture in recognition of her kindness, TSU presented her with a $16,000 scholarship and La Marque mayor Bobby Hocking honored her with her own day, Fox 8 reports.

Texas Southern University in Houston on Thursday awarded the scholarship to 18-year-old Evoni "Nini" Williams. "It just came from the heart", Williams said.

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