Published: Sun, March 11, 2018
Markets | By Rosalie Gross

TSU surprises La Marque Waffle House worker with scholarship

TSU surprises La Marque Waffle House worker with scholarship

La Marque Waffle House waitress Evoni Williams has gone viral after a customer recorded her taking time to cut up an elderly man's meal for him.

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

"I was never raised to bash people", she said.

"My hands are not up to par".

Wolf told KHOU-TV that William's kindness, despite how busy the restaurant was, really made an impression on her. 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. The interaction was photographed by another diner, Laura Wolf, who uploaded the photo to Facebook. The customer, a Waffle House regular, had recently undergone surgery and was using an oxygen tank.

"They got a fancy picture of my suspenders in the back", Charpentier said. "And I did", Williams told USA Today.

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The sweet gesture was rewarded Thursday with a sweet surprise by the City of La Marque.

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

She also received a $16,000 scholarship donated by Texas Southern University - a life-changing gift for a girl who still says she did nothing special.

Evoni told reporters it was something she "would do any other day".

Not just the scholarship, La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking also handed over a proclamation in an emotional ceremony - that dedicated a day to her and said that - March 8 will be now known as "Evoni "NeeNee" Williams Day" in La Marque. She wants to study business management.

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