Galveston teen receives sweet surprise after act of kindness goes viral

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On Thursday, a young Waffle House worker in La Marque whose act of kindness was captured on camera and posted to social media was honored by the town's mayor.

Wolf wrote that the man, who had an oxygen tank, told Williams he had difficulty using his hands.

Evoni Williams, 18, an employee at the Waffle House in LaMarque, Texas, was on duty behind the counter when she noticed an elderly man struggling to cut his food, the newspaper said. "Without hesitation, she took his plate and began cutting up his ham". With the caption, "This may seem small but to him, I'm sure it was huge", she posted the photo which quickly went viral.

Williams didn't even hesitate. 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 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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She says she will still work at Waffle House.

The Texas City High School graduate was also given another surprise: her own day.

"I was never raised to bash people, I was raised to help and try to give.give blessings", says Williams. "It just came from the heart", Williams said.

Wolf told KHOU-TV that William's kindness, despite how busy the restaurant was, really made an impression on her. The teen, who had been saving her tips to help pay for college, also received a $16,000 scholarship from Texas Southern University, where she reportedly plans to study business management.