It was just another day at work for 18-year-old Evoni Williams. Since graduating from high school, she's been working at a Waffle House in La Marque, Texas, saving all her earnings and tips to pay for college someday. Recently she was working the busy morning shift when a partially-disabled older customer named Adrien Charpentier asked if she would cut his ham. He'd been suffering muscle weakness and could not do it. Williams was more than happy to oblige. Another customer snapped a photo of her cutting the elderly man's ham and posted it on Facebook where it was shared thousands of times.
Eventually it caught the eye of Bobby Hocking, the mayor of La Marque. "It just touched my heart," he said. "It's wonderful that the younger generation cares for the older generation." To thank Evoni, the mayor declared March 8 Evoni Williams Day, but that's not all. Officials from Texas State University awarded the humble Waffle House server a $16,000 scholarship to the school. Williams says she plans to study business and management at TSU. She already has a PhD in kindness.