Waitress Gets Her Just Rewards After Performing Random Act Of Kindness
In a world where there isn't a lot of good news most of the time and everyone is so goddamn angry about everything, it's nice to see a random act of kindness done for no reward whatsoever.
It's even nicer when the person who performs this act of kindness is then rewarded for their generosity.
Last week, Laura Wolf was eating out at the Texas Waffle House in La Marque, Texas when she saw one of these acts of kindness.
An elderly diner reliant on an oxygen tank came in for a bite to eat, but was struggling to cut up his food due to limited mobility.
The waitress, now known to be 18-year-old Evoni Williams stopped to help him cut up his dinner.
Laura was moved by the scene and posted a picture of it on Facebook alongside a message of thanks to Evoni.
She said: "I don't know her name but I heard this elderly man tell her his hands don't work too good. He was also on oxygen and struggling to breathe.
"Without hesitation, she took his plate and began cutting up his ham. This may seem small but to him, I'm sure it was huge.
"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. If we could all be like this waitress & take time to offer a helping hand...."
It didn't take long before the status went viral and thousands of people expressed a desire to find and thank Evoni, who is working in the restaurant in order to save to go to university.
Well, her dream is a reality now because her story reached the powers that be at Texas Southern University, and - according to local TV station KHOU - she has been awarded a $16,000 (£11,500) scholarship to study business management.
That's not all, though. The mayor of the city of La Marque decided to honour her further and has declared March 8th 2018 to be 'Evoni 'Nini' Williams Day'.
For her part, it's fair to say Williams was blown away by the attention her actions received. She was moved to tears by the award of the scholarship and the honour from the city.
She said: "I got my own day. It's something I would do any other day."
In case you were curious, they also tracked down the elderly guy. Seventy-eight-year-old Adrien Charpentier said: "They got a fancy picture of my suspenders in the back."
He also said that he was pleasantly surprised to have become so popular on the 'Facebooks'.
See, this is what it would be like if we could all just be nice to each other for a second.
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