Waffle House Employee Receives $16000 Scholarship For Good Deed

Laura and Evoni

"That's what made me teary-eyed", Evoni said. Evoni Williams, 18, went viral earlier this month for helping an elderly customer at the Waffle House Texas eat his food.

She's been working there since graduating high school, saving up for college, KTRK reported. A picture of Evoni, an employee of the Waffle House, cutting up food for a customer who was unable to do so himself, was clicked by another customer and shared on Facebook. Meanwhile, another customer who was moved by her kindness chose to snap a photo.

"I was just like, 'Sure!"

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On Thursday, a young Waffle House worker in La Marque whose act of kindness was captured on camera and posted to social media was honored by the town's mayor. "It just came from the heart", Williams said.

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".

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"We wanted to reward Evoni's act of kindness and let her know that good deeds do not go unnoticed", said Melinda Spaulding, an administrator at Texas Southern University. "Getting my own day".

A representative for the university said, "Your act of kindness is exactly the kind of student we want at Texas Southern University". As way of thanks and showing his gratitude for Evoni's kindness, he declared March 8 2018 as Evoni "Nini" Williams Day.

"It's something I would do any other day", she told KVUE-TV.

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