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Laura Wolf snapped this photo in the middle of that moment. KTRK-TV reports, Mayor Bobby Hocking presented a proclamation to 18-year-old Evoni Williams at her Waffle House location.

"He was like, 'My hands are not functioning too well.' He needed me to cut his food". Williams said she is working at Waffle House to save up for college. Without hesitation, she took his place and began cutting up his ham, ' Laura Wolf wrote on Facebook.

'Your act of gratitude and your act of service to someone else is exactly the type of student that we want at Texas Southern University, ' Wendell Williams, assistant to the principal, said as he handed the teen the $16,000 check.

A Texas Waffle House employee has been given a college scholarship after her act of kindness toward a customer went viral.

But what no one expected was what happened next.

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"That's me all the time giving, helping, serving", Williams said.

Evoni Williams, 18, has received an outpouring of praise after a photo of her cutting the food of an elderly man was shared on social media.

On Thursday, the City of La Marque awarded Williams with her own day, and she also received a $16,000 scholarship donated by Texas Southern University - a life-changing gift for a girl who still says she did nothing special.

Evoni told reporters it was something she "would do any other day".


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