Teenage waitress goes viral for helping an elderly man cut his food

“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.”


Young people are considered careless by many. That is why we are somehow ‘shocked’ when we hear of teenagers doing good things and impacting the society in a positive way. I believe that stories depicting the good at young people should be shared further, because that’s the only way to fight the stigma that surrounds this group of people. Just like this story we are about to share with you.

Evoni Williams is a very special young girl. This 18-year-old teen works behind the counter at at Waffle House in Houston. But she doesn’t do her job for the sake of getting paid only, but because she loves making people happy by serving them their favorite food.

Recently, a woman named Laura Wolf noticed Williams doing something extraordinary. Namely, an elderly gentleman entered the place and ordered something to eat, but Williams then noticed how he struggled cutting his ham. Yes, the man was very fragile and didn’t even have the strength to cut his food. Williams didn’t think twice before she offered to do that for him.

Facebook / Laura Wolf

“This may seem small, but to him, I’m sure it was huge,” Wolf wrote.

“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 fact that the photo was shared over 40,000 times speaks of the need of people to hear positive things taking place during these hard days for the humanity.

What’s most, the photo took the attention of Texas Southern University School who were so deeply touched by William’s deed that they offered her a scholarship worth $16,000.

Facebook / Texas Southern University

This was like a wish come true for Williams whose biggest dream was to attend university after she graduated from High School. She was in fact working at the time in order to save up some money for her studies. But now her pure soul and her heart of gold brought her this scholarship that was about to change her whole life.

“I didn’t know the photo was taken until a couple hours later,” Williams told the Houston Chronicle. Regarding all the praise she got, this humble girl says that she only did what everyone else would do for someone in need of help. “When I saw it, it’s just something I would do for anybody.”

Facebook / Texas City La Marque Chamber of Commerce

We are glad William’s act of kindness was caught by Wolf who shared it online and made everyone’s day. This sweet girl is such an inspiration. Please share this story further, maybe it will inspire someone to do good deed themselves.