Teen Awarded $16000 Scholarship After Act Of Kindness Goes Viral

Teen Awarded $16000 Scholarship After Act Of Kindness Goes Viral

Waitress Evoni Williams worked the hectic morning shift at the Waffle House in La Marque, Texas, saving up for college. This is the photo that went viral, of her cutting up a customers food, because he could not do it.

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". Meanwhile, another customer who was moved by her kindness chose to snap a photo.

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

Even tough Evoni was extremely busy she didn't hesitate. "And I did", Williams told USA Today. The post went viral on Facebook and has received over 121,000 likes and over 62,000 shares.

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

"I was just like, 'Sure!"

Wolf concluded her post saying: "I'm thankful to have seen this act of kindness and caring at the start of my day while everything in this world seems so negative". Texas Southern University has reportedly assigned a counselor to help Williams begin her degree, KHOU reported. Despite the attention, she said she felt it was the right thing to do.

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.

Not only this, she was also honoured by the mayor of La Marque, Bobby Hocking.

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