Teen waitress gets college scholarship after act of kindness goes viral

Her town's mayor has proclaimed

La Marque Waffle House employee, Evoni Williams, 18, was working behind the counter when an elderly customer with an oxygen tank was having a tough time to cut his food. "And I did", Williams told USA Today. This may seem small but to him, I'm sure it was huge. Adrien, the 78-year-old man who Williams had helped, was also present at the restaurant.

It might have ended there, but a patron sitting behind Charpentier was struck enough to take a picture and post it to Facebook. The mayor of La Marque proclaimed March 8, 2018 Evoni "Nini" Williams Day, which brought Evoni to tears.

Wolf told KHOU-TV that William's kindness, despite how busy the restaurant was, really made an impression on her. "When I saw it, it's just something I would do for anybody".

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".

It apparently meant something to others too.

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

But the ripple has extended beyond the Internet.

Even better? Folks at Texas Southern University aren't the only ones paying attention to Evoni.

A representative for the university said, "Your act of kindness is exactly the kind of student we want at Texas Southern University".

She said she was working at Waffle House only to save up for college.

Media at the local, national and worldwide level have all picked up on the story.

Laura Wolf, the woman who took the photo, posted it on Facebook where the act of kindness proceeded to go viral; receiving thousands of shares and likes.

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