Texas Waffle House worker rewarded for act of kindness toward elderly customer

Posted March 11, 2018

One Texan teen felt the power of gratitude on Thursday after a stranger posted a photo of her cut a meal into smaller bites for a 78-year-old man at the Waffle House during her shift as a server.

Evoni Williams, 18, is getting major props on social media after helping a patron of the La Marque Waffle House restaurant where she works.

In her caption, Wolf explains that she heard Charpentier tell Williams that his hands "didn't work too good" and points out that he is using an oxygen machine and "struggling to breathe".

Williams, "without hesitation", took the man's plate and began cutting his food, Chron.com reported. With the caption, "This may seem small but to him, I'm sure it was huge", she posted the photo which quickly went viral.

Williams, who started working at the Waffle House after graduating from high school in May 2017, said she never expected her actions to receive so much attention.

Wolf's post went viral and received thousands of likes and comments that praised Williams for her act of kindness. "When I saw it, it's just something I would do for anybody". "We are proud!" the post read. "La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking is passionate about our community's youth and wants to encourage her dreams of attending college". The teen, who had been saving her tips to help pay for college, also received a $16,000 scholarship from Texas Southern University, where she reportedly plans to study business management.

Williams said was taken aback by the outpouring, KTRK-TV said.

"I got my own day", Williams said.