When a man stopped by his favorite Waffle House, he knew what he wanted to eat. The problem was that he suffered from a disease that made it difficult for him to eat. Thankfully, a kind-hearted waitress was working that day. She went to help him with his food, but she had no idea that a customer had taken pictures of the whole thing. Soon enough, the story went viral.
Catching Her Red-handed
It all happened during the busy breakfast service. This customer caught the young waitress red-handed, but what should she do in such a situation? She made up her mind and pulled out her phone to capture it on camera.
An Unbelievable Sight
Laura, a customer at the busy breakfast restaurant, had been sitting there as everything unfolded before her eyes. She was people-watching as she drank her cup of joe when she noticed a moment that made her choke up.
Laura Wolf was a regular customer at this Waffle House location. She had a hunch about a waitress working there. One morning, she spotted the young woman do something to the food of an elderly patron.
It left Laura dumbfounded to see the waitress look around furtively before she did what she did. She really couldn’t believe her eyes. Was this waitress really doing what she thought she was? She didn’t know what to say.
Meet Evoni Williams
Evoni Williams was the 18-year-old waitress at this Waffle House location in La Marque, Texas. She had been working there for a few years. She was a hard worker who wanted to save money for college.
Didn’t Know People Were Watching
There were times when the job was more difficult than usual, but she had no idea that someone was out there with a camera to capture what she did. She was just doing her job, she didn’t realize anyone was watching.
Hustle And Bustle
On that fateful morning, it was a very busy time at the store. The Waffle House was full of hurried diners who wanted to catch some quick and delicious hot breakfast before going about their day.
Struggling To Keep Up
She struggled to catch all the orders and take care of the patrons, but she was trying her best. Even though she could initially handle it, she started to have more difficulties as the rush continued.
The Older Man
Laura looked around, and her interest was almost instantly piqued by an older gentleman seated alone at the breakfast counter. She did not recognize him. She did not have any idea he was Adrien Charpentier…
Who Is He?
Adrien Carpentier was a man who had a reputation among the service crew in town. She had no idea that they even had a nickname for this fellow! She watched him say something to the waitress.
A Private Exchange
At that moment, the cook shouted for the young waitress. Evoni had been listening so intently to the elderly gentlemen that she ignored her coworker. There must be something going on, but Evoni didn’t care.
Focused On The Conversation
Even though there was trouble behind the pass, Evoni and Adrien continued their private conversation. Laura was interested in what these two could possibly be whispering about! What could it possibly be? She needed to know.
A Life-Changing Conversation
It was then that Laura noticed that the elderly patron was hooked up to an oxygen tank. He seemed to have trouble breathing. Evoni came closer as he told her something that wound up changing her life!
She Needed To Help
She seemed totally oblivious to the fact that the chef was calling for her. The look on her face said everything. Evoni needed to do something, but she wasn’t sure if she was allowed to.
Evoni looked determined as she ignored the rest of the hungry patrons trying to catch her attention to order breakfast. In one bold move, she pulled the plate of ham Adrien was eating away from him.
Couldn’t Believe Her Eyes
What she did to his food nearly caused Laura to fall right out of the chair! This was the first time she ever saw a server act this way. She knew just what to do.
What was it that this elderly fellow told Evoni? There was nothing Laura could do but guess from the reaction of the server. She had her face down as she worked, and her eyes went around the room. Was anyone watching her? She was rather fearful and triumphant as she whipped out her mobile phone. She was not going to let this go that easily.
Had To Document It
Was anyone watching her? She was rather fearful and triumphant as she whipped out her mobile phone. She was not going to let this go that easily. She had never seen anything like this in public before!
Snapping The Photos
Laura first made sure that the flash on her phone was turned off. She then took all the evidence that she would need. They were photos that went viral and made both Evoni and her Facebook famous.
She Noticed What Was Happening
Even though the view was obscured a little, she noticed that the elbows of the waitress had been moving up and down in a motion. Everyone would soon learn what the young Waffle House server just did.
The older man was sitting there as he looked around helplessly. He was also watching the young server in anticipation. His breathing became quicker as Evoni pushed the plate in his direction again. She was done.
Let The Waterfall Begin
Even though Laura did not see his face, she noticed how he smiled before picking up the fork. It was then that Laura heard Adrien say something to the waitress that made her eyes well up.
Letting Them Know
She chose the clearest photo she captured with her phone and crafted the post. She hit the ‘share’ button when she was done. Laura just asked for her bill when the phone started to buzz furiously!
Someone Was Watching
Evoni was famous before she could even walk out of her morning shift at the restaurant. She could not undo what she just did. Evoni did not have a clue that someone was watching her so intently.
Evoni did not have a clue that someone was watching her so intently. This is why she had to do this naturally. While the kitchen staff kept yelling about the food on the pass, the waitress needed to finish what she began. The CCTV caught everything on tape. Adrien said, “My hands don’t work too good…”
A Helping Hand
Laura Wolf somehow was able to hear the older gentleman say the heartbreaking words to the server. Evoni smiled at him and then cut up his food before helping out the other people in the store.
Her Helping Hand
The observer was shocked by the incredibly kind gesture the server did! She just had to snap photos and put it up online. What did netizens think? Just as you’d think, people were going crazy over this.
On The Internet
This was what Laura Wolf said in her post: “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.”
The Power Of The Web
Only a couple of days after this, the post garnered 99,000 likes and 47,000 shares. Wow. The internet is a powerful place, and though sometimes it can be used for bad things, in this case, it was definitely used for good.
Making Mom Proud
This young woman’s mother was very proud of her and the good deed that helped this older man out. She was a proud momma that day for sure! We’re sure the support of the community was great, but her mom’s hapiness meant alot more.
The story got so much exposure that the post reached a lot of people who would otherwise have never heard about this. They mostly agreed that Evoni deserved to be recognized for what she did.
A Deserving Young Lady
Everyone in the city thought Evoni deserved something for her act of kindness. Heck, anyone the story reached felt this way! The city decided to do something special for this extra special teenager.
A Visit From The Mayor
One day while she was working, Mayor Bobby Hocking himself dropped by! What could he have possibly been doing there? A mayor is a very busy person so it must have been for something important.
No one could believe what Mayor Hocking was hiding behind his back…he had a big check in his hand for Evoni! She could not believe that this was happening. How did she get so lucky?? How did he hear about her story?
Who Sent The Money?
Her next immediate thought was, where did all the money come from anyway? Was it from the Mayor himself or possible from the Waffle House corporation? Nope, the giver was neither of those choices. So who was it anyway?
The check was made out to Evoni and it was for $16,000 from Texas State University! Essentially, it was a scholarship that would make it possible for her to go to class at last. Her dream of University was finally in sight!
Overcome With Emotion
Evoni told everyone that she only helped Adrien since that was the right to do. She did not do it for fame. She started to cry after receiving the check! She was too overcome with emotion and the realization that she could get an education!
Always Be Kind
For many people Evoni’s age, making ends meet financially is a big struggle, especially when it comes to paying for college. Evoni’s story left a warm spot in many peoples’ hearts; it reminded them that no matter what’s going on, it’s never difficult to be kind to others.
Her manager was very happy about this development. He was truly glad that an employee of his got exposure for being a great waitress and an amazing person. He knew that Evoni was a wonderful girl.
Evoni was raised surrounded by family and friends and was brought up with good values. This is most definitely the reason she went out of her way to assist a patron in need. We bet this experience will follow her for the rest of her life, don’t you think?
Small Things Go A Long Way
While it was a pretty small gesture and didn’t mean much to Evoni, it meant everything to Adrien Charpentier. The truth was that the older man had been struggling with the recent deterioration of his health.
Adrien, also known as “Mr. Karaoke” all over town, told her that he had been spending time in and out of the hospital in the past five weeks. “It started with pneumonia,” he explained to ABC.
A Daily Struggle
This didn’t even register with Evoni. She helped this man because he needed it, she had no idea he was also struggling with his health. From the outside, he looked perfectly healthy to her.
Struggling With Eating
“I can hold a fork fine and dandy — but to cut it looks like I’m going to stab somebody.” He said this with a laugh! He had muscle weakness in his hands, which made it hard for him to cut up the food he was eating.
More Than Willing
“I was just like, ‘Sure! If you need help, that’s what I am here for.’ My cook was calling my name to pick up food I had on the board, but I continued to cut his ham.”
Easy To Say Yes
Evoni narrated what happened. “It’s just something I would do for anybody,” she said in another interview. We are sure Adrien was happy she helped him out! Something that was such a simple task for her meant so much to him.
Above And Beyond
Just as Evoni helped Adrien out, she also helps out her siblings at home. She often takes initiative even if her mom doesn’t ask. It is no wonder she is such a good employee who always goes above and beyond for customers.
“It means a lot. I need help and the waitresses issue it to me,” Adrien said later on. However, social media simply could not get enough of the touching story of such a young waitress helping out her elderly customer.
Evoni and Laura Wolf were both shocked that it even reached the attention of the Mayor of La Marque himself! He is a very important man, we’ll have you know. He was simply very touched by this young woman.
This was what the Mayor of La Marque had to say about it: “Somebody tagged me and it immediately. It just touched my heart… It’s so wonderful that the younger generation cares about the older generation.”
Not Only That
He went on to add, “There is a lot of love in La Marque, Texas, and we intend to perpetuate that.” Wait until you hear what else he did to make sure this young woman got enough recognition.
A Grander Way
What Evoni did completely touched the heart of Mayor Bobby Hocking, so much that he had to honor her in an even grander way. Do you think he got her a raise? Or maybe he gave her even more cash?
Her Own Day
Mayor Bobby Hocking declared that every March 8 would be Evoni Williams Day! Can you believe that he dedicated a day all to Evoni?! This was even more proof how impressed he was by her.
Liked By Her Peers
Waffle House manager Mundarius Wright said, “Evoni always has a smile on her face”. He also mentioned that her kind nature is what they try to instill in all of their Waffle House workers. He continued by saying, “We treat customers like family.”
We are sure that no one expected that the mayor would do anything like this. “It is awesome… I feel excited and happy,” explained Evoni. We can’t even begin to imagine how Evoni feels, but we’re so happy for her.
Chasing Her Dreams
“We wanted to reward Evoni’s act of kindness and let her know that good deeds do not go unnoticed,” explained Texas Southern University administrator Melinda Spaulding. We commend the college for their generosity!
She Proved Herself
She went on, “She has the character of the type of students we want at Texas Southern University.” Say hello to the newest member of TSU! Evoni Williams surely proved herself to not only her new school, but also to her coworkers, and to the community as a whole.
She Deserves It
Let us all hope that this kind and helpful waitress can now achieve her dream of studying and then opening a hair salon and restaurant of her own! She definitely deserves it, don’t you think?
People Just Like Herself
We bet her new businesses will be full of kind, helpful people just like herself. We also bet that with her work ethic and character, these businesses will go a long way. She definitely knows how to make her customer’s days.
You Never Know
If this story shows anything, it is that even the smallest act of kindness on your end can go the longest way for someone else. You never know whose life you’re changing just by helping them a little bit.
Keep Your Eyes Open
So who knows what can happen? Next time you go out for a meal at your local Waffle House, or any other restaurant for that matter, pay attention to what’s going on. You never know whose life you could change.
Sky’s The Limit
We hope this young lady is thoroughly enjoying college and all the experience has to offer! We also hope she continues to do kind acts for others. With hard work and dedication, the sky is the limit for Evoni!
We wish nothing but success and happiness for Evoni Williams. We hope that this act of kindness has done great things in her life, all while she didn’t even know anyone was watching. A Good act goes a very long way.
We also hope it influences others to follow in her footsteps. You may be doing something so small, but it could have a lasting impact on the person you helped. Remember: always be kind and treat others the way you want to be treated.