TSU surprises La Marque Waffle House worker with scholarship


KTRK obtained surveillance video from that day showing customer Adrian Charpentier, who had just had surgery and was unable to cut a portion of his breakfast. During one of her shifts last weekend, diner Laura Wolf caught a snapshot of Williams helping a disabled man eat his dinner and posted the photo on Facebook.

She was working towards her higher education that busy Saturday morning when she met Adrien. "He was also on oxygen and struggling to breathe". Wolf said Williams immediately took the plate and began cutting up his ham.

'This may seem small to him, I'm sure it was huge.

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. If we could all be like this waitress & take time to offer a helping hand". The post went viral on Facebook and has received over 121,000 likes and over 62,000 shares. Williams said the man is a regular customer, but this was his first time back after a trip to the hospital.

The scholarship was for $16,000.

Evoni Williams, an 18-year-old waitress at a Waffle House in La Marque, Texas, received a college scholarship after a heartwarming photo of her cutting up an elderly customer's food went viral, Yahoo! news reports.

'I wasn't raised to bash people or anything, ' she said. "I was raised to help and try to give blessings".

Williams plans to attend Texas Southern University in the fall. Williams, who says she wants to study business management, was assigned a counselor by Texas Southern University to help her enroll in their program and start her degree.