This Waffle House Server's Heartwarming Deed Scored Her a $16000 Scholarship

This Waffle House Server's Heartwarming Deed Scored Her a $16000 Scholarship

Hoping to save up for college, 18-year-old Evoni Williams tallies her tips at the end of every shift.

Not only was she honored by her town's mayor, after the photo and story went viral, Texas Southern University surprised her with a $16,000 scholarship.

A photo posted to Facebook that shows a waitress helping an older customer at a Houston-area Waffle is going viral on social media.

She's been working there since graduating high school to save up for college.

"He was like, 'My hands are not functioning too well", Williams told KHOU 11. "That's what made me teary-eyed", Evoni said.

"My hands are not up to par", Charpentier explained.

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"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". "He needed me to cut his food". I'm glad, I'm glad for her.

"That just meant something to me".

The photo has been shared over 40,00 times on Facebook.

"Because of her willingness to serve others and her giving heart to help those who come in contact with her now therefore we proclaim March 8 2018 Evoni Williams Day", Mayor Bobby Hocking told a crowd at the Waffle House where Evoni works, before presenting her with the cheque.

Texas Southern has also assigned a counselor to Williams to help her get the enrollment process started.

Williams said was taken aback by the outpouring, KTRK-TV said. She wants to study business management.

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