Waffle House Employee Receives $16000 Scholarship For Good Deed

Jeannie Matthews
March 12, 2018

Mayor Bobby Hocking presented a proclamation to 18-year-old Evoni Williams at her Waffle House location.

As a result of her kindness, Texas Southern University has awarded her with a $16,000 scholarship - she can finally begin studying 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".

But on March 3rd what she did for a sick elderly customer was captured in a photo that went viral.

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

"Evoni always has a smile on her face", said Waffle House manager Mundarius Wright.

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Recently Charpentier has been experiencing muscle weakness in his hands. "That just meant something to me", Wolf told KHOU-TV.

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".

"Somebody tagged me and it immediately, it just touched my heart", he said.

Evoni "Nini" Williams breaks down in tears when a day was named in her honor. Williams said when asked to show her proclamation to a television news reporter.

A representative for the university said, "Your act of kindness is exactly the kind of student we want at Texas Southern University". "It's so wonderful that the younger generation cares about the older generation".

In addition to receiving her own day, Williams' story caught the attention of Texas Southern University President Austin A. Lane, who also saw it on social media.

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