Waitress gets $16K scholarship after act of kindness goes viral
Waitress gets $16K scholarship after act of kindness goes viral
Galveston teen receives sweet surprise after act of kindness goes viral
13 March, 2018, 10:25
A teen waitress at a Waffle House in Texas has been rewarded for a seemingly small gesture at the restaurant outside in Houston with a college scholarship after she was photographed cutting up food for a 78-year-old diner, who was unable to do it himself, reports said Sunday.
Known as "Mr. Karaoke" by the restaurant staff for belting tunes at the local senior center, Charpentier said numerous waitresses kindly cut his food for him. "If I want to cut my meat, I look like I'm stabbing it", Adrien Charpentier said.
The senior says that he has recently been experiencing muscle weakness in his hands, and though he can hold a fork perfectly, he can't properly use a knife to cut up his food.
But on this particular day a customer waiting to be seated caught the gentle gesture between Williams and Charpentier on her smartphone and uploaded it to her Facebook page.
"This is probably more of a lifestyle of Evoni, because she does this from her heart".
On Thursday, La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking issued a proclamation making March 8 Evoni Williams Day. "That just meant something to me", Laura Wolf said.
Simply hitting the "love" button on this post wouldn't be enough.
"There is a lot of love in La Marque, Texas, and we intend to perpetuate that", Hocking said.
She said she was working at Waffle House only to save up for college.
"Employee Evoni Williams went above and beyond to make sure her customer could enjoy his breakfast".
Numerous college's alumni saw Williams' story and wanted to help.
All roads lead to Texas Southern.
Officials at Texas Southern University heard about the good dead and presented her with a $16,000 college scholarship along with counseling to determine her higher education opportunities. Williams said when asked to show her proclamation to a television news reporter.
She hopes to study business administration and one day open her own restaurant or hair salon.
Even better? Folks at Texas Southern University aren't the only ones paying attention to Evoni. We appreciate her dedication to caring for her customers!
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