Waffle House waitress receives $16K scholarship after act of kin

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The customer, a Waffle House regular, had recently undergone surgery and was using an oxygen tank.

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.

'I don't know her name but I heard this elderly man tell her his hands don't work too good.

It was just another day for 18-year-old Evoni Williams as she worked at the restaurant in La Marque, TX.

Without hesitation, she took his plate and began cutting up his ham, the post reads.

'This may seem small to him, I'm sure it was huge. Even though she was extremely busy, she didn't hesitate.

She ended with, "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".

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Last Saturday, Laura Wolf stopped off at a Waffle House in her neck of the woods in Texas for a meal, and what she witnessed there-and what she did afterward-ended up changing the life of a teen Waffle House employee. "That's what made me teary-eyed", Evoni said.

'I wasn't raised to bash people or anything, ' she said.

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

A local television station reported that Texas Southern University has offered the teen a $16,000 college scholarship along with counseling to determine her higher education opportunities.

"I got my own day", Williams said.

Wolf updated the profile picture on her Facebook page to show a picture of her standing next to Williams.

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