Teen’s Act of Kindness Toward Ailing Customer Pays Off Big-Time

'He needed me to cut his food and I did,' this Waffle House employee said modestly — then came a gift she never in her life expected

A random act of kindness recently yielded an 18-year-old, Houston-area server a big windfall. And it’s likely the surprise reward could change her life forever.

Evoni Williams, a Waffle House employee, helped an ailing customer cut his food recently after the man said he had trouble with his hands and could not cut the ham on his plate.

Williams did not hesitate. “He needed me to cut his food and I did,” Williams told KHOU-TV, a CBS News affiliate. “It’s something I would do any other day.”

A customer sitting nearby, Laura Wolf, overheard the exchange between them and snapped a photo as Williams cut the man’s food. She shared that image on Facebook. Shortly after that, Texas Southern University in Houston awarded Williams a scholarship of $16,000.

That’s not all. Bobby Hocking, mayor of La Marque, Texas, last Thursday issued a proclamation marking March 8 as Evoni Williams Day.

Check out the video below, which shares more details.

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