Waitress Goes Viral for Doing the Right Thing

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Evoni Williams works full-time in a La Marque, Texas Waffle House to save money for college.

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

The image was taken and posted to Facebook last week by customer Laura Wolf, after she watched Williams tend to 78-year-old Adrien Charpentier.

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"He was like, 'My hands are not functioning too well.' He needed me to cut his food". The customer, a Waffle House regular, had recently undergone surgery and was using an oxygen tank.

Williams, "without hesitation", took the man's plate and began cutting his food, Chron.com reported.

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

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Wolf's post went viral and received thousands of likes and comments that praised Williams for her act of kindness. Even though she was extremely busy, she didn't hesitate. "That just meant something to me", Laura Wolf said. "We are proud!" the post read.

On Saturday, Williams was working a shift at the breakfast eatery when customer Adrian Charpentier came in for something to eat.

The trending photo caught the attention of her hometown officials, with LaMarque Mayor Bobby Hocking recognizing her with a proclamation on Thursday, the Chronicle said. At the press conference held to make the announcement, Texas Southern University surprised the 18-year-old with a $16,000 scholarship to the university.

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After helping an elderly man in need, a young waitress has had her college scholarship paid for and been honoured by her town - with the mayor awarding her with her own day.

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