At a Waffle House in La Marque, Texas, Evoni Williams talking with her senior male customer and he told her his hands didn’t work too well anymore. He had been in the hospital and was on oxygen too.
Despite the hectic morning rush, she cut up his ham. Another customer took a picture and posted it to Facebook.
As word of her good deed spread, and the fact that she was working at the Waffle House to earn money for college, things got even better.
First, La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking declared March 8 as Evoni Williams day. Then the story caught the attention of Texas Southern University President Austin A. Lane, who also saw it on social media. La Marque is near the university’s hometown of Houston.
Many of the college’s alumni the story and wanted to help. Through the power of social media and good will, Texas Southern University awarded Williams a $16,000 scholarship.
University administrator Melinda Spaulding stated, “She has the character of the type of students we want at Texas Southern University.”