Waitress wins a $16,000 scholarship for being kind!


Clara Gomes-Ferres

Evoni Williams, a Waitress at the Waffle House in La Marque, Texas recently earned a $16,000 scholarship after a photo of her cutting up an elderly man’s ham surfaced on social media, her act of kindness recognized by many.

“I was just like ‘Sure! If you need help, that’s what I’m here for,” stated Williams.

Adrian Charpentier, the man whose ham Williams offered to cut, had been experiencing some muscle weakness in his hands for a while.

“It means alot. I need help and the waitresses issue it to me,” said Charpentier.

One day a lucky snap of William’s act of kindness was uploaded on facebook by another Waffle House goer. Customer Laura Wolf uploaded to her page the photo of Williams helping out behind the counter with a caption that wrote:

“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 and take time to offer a helping hand…”

The post apparently even touched the heart of La Marque Mayor Bobby Hocking. Hocking eventually decided to March 8th as Evoni Williams Day because simply liking the post wasn’t enough for him.

“There is a lot of love in La Marque, Texas, and we intend to perpetuate that,” Hocking said.