Waffle House employee given scholarship after act of kindness goes viral

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

She’s been working there since graduating high school, saving up for college.

But on February 3, what she did for a sick elderly customer was captured in a photo that went viral.

Surveillance video from that day shows Williams with Adrian Charpentier, who is unable to cut a portion of his breakfast.

He asked Williams if she could help him. Even though he was extremely busy, she didn’t hesitate.

“I was never raised to bash people. I was raised to help and try to give,” she said.

Now, the blessings are coming her way.

She and her mother were brought to tears when she was presented with a $16,000 scholarship to Texas Southern University.