Laura Wolf wasn’t expecting much when she entered Waffle House for a quick bite to eat, but quickly found herself witnessing a sight she’d never forget. There was a young waitress standing behind the counter, and she was staring at the elderly gentleman seated in front of her, who was trying to eat his food.
Laura then noticed the oxygen tank underneath the man’s chair, and how he struggled to breathe. He leaned in to ask the waitress an innocent question, but when the teen picked up a knife in response, Laura was gobsmacked!
We all know that kids can sometimes get a little bit persnickety, especially when it comes to respecting their elders, but this young lady’s act really cut deep. Which, believe it or not, is exactly what the senior wanted!
The elderly gentleman in question, whose name is Adrien, was totally nonplussed when 18-year-old Evoni Williams suddenly grabbed his plate of food and took it away from him. However, the young lady wasn’t having a bad day and taking it out on her customers – it was quite the opposite, in fact! On her Facebook page, Laura said:
“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.”
Adrien was absolutely delighted when Evoni literally offered him a helping hand! He didn’t want to look silly trying to stab away at the slice of meat on his place, so he asked the Waffle House employee if she would be so kind as to assist.
Even the tiniest gestures can have a huge impact, it just depends on how you look at it. If you see the good in people, then you’ll find out that kindness can actually be found everywhere! Laura went on to say:
“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 & take time to offer a helping hand….”
Evoni’s dear heart is as big and wide as the Lone Star State she lives in. And the mayor of La Marque, Texas, where the Waffle House restaurant is located, agrees.
After Laura’s photo of Adrien and Evoni went viral, the mayor showed up at the restaurant to surprise the hardworking teen with something she’s been saving up for a long time now. Evoni wants to go to college, but instead of taking out student loans or hitting up her mom for some cash, she wants to earn her keep and pay for the tuition herself.
Well, it turns out that being socially responsible can get you on the fast track to reaching your dreams! With the help of Texas Southern University, the mayor of La Marque presented Evoni with a very special gift that brought tears to her eyes.
Check out this video to see the sweet surprise waiting for Evoni at the Waffle House.