Waffle House Employee’s Kindness Goes Viral, Gets Scholarship


Evoni Williams was “just doing her job” when someone snapped her picture turning her into a viral sensation and making her dreams reality. Williams took time to during a busy morning to cut a disabled patron’s meal into bite-sized pieces. Her act of kindness was posted on Facebook, went viral, and now is allowing Williams to attend college.

Williams didn’t think she did anything out of the ordinary– she was just helping a customer. But fellow patron Laura Wolf thought it was profoundly kind and posted a picture of the act to her Facebook page.

“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, she wrote. “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.”


Eventually, the mayor saw the post. The small kindness touched his heart so deeply that he subsequently named March 8th was Evoni “Nini” Williams Day.

“Somebody tagged me and it immediately, it just touched my heart,” Hocking told KTVI. “It’s so wonderful that the younger generation cares about the older generation.”

Williams will also no longer have to merely hope to go to college one day. officials at Texas State Universtiy awarded Williams a $16,000 scholarship to study business management.