The customer, a Waffle House regular, had recently undergone surgery and was using an oxygen tank.
Evoni "NeeNee" Williams, 18, was awarded the scholarship on Thursday during a small ceremony at the LA Marque Waffle House she works at to honor her for helping a partially disabled customer eat his food.
The image which went viral was taken by Waffle House customer Laura Wolf, who told KHOU-TV: "It was so busy in here, and she actually took the time to stop and hear what he had to say instead of walking past him".
"I had no coordination or strength in my hands", he said. "And I did", Williams said.
She's been working there since graduating high school to save up for college.
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Without hesitation, she took his plate and began cutting up his ham, the post reads.
The sweet gesture was rewarded Thursday with a sweet surprise by the City of La Marque.
Williams and her mother were brought to tears when she was presented with a $16,000 scholarship to Texas Southern University.
"I got my own day", 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.
"It's something I would do any other day", Williams said.