The mayor of La Marque, Bobby Hocking, chose to express his gratitude for Williams as well - by declaring March 8, 2018 as Evoni "Nini" Williams Day, a day in her honor.
This is the photo that went viral, of her cutting up a customers food, because he could not do it. Not only that, but officials from Texas State University rewarded the humble Waffle House server with a $16,000 scholarship for the school.
A recent Facebook post highlighted how simple acts of kindness from employees have the ability to enhance an organization's brand.
Williams, who has been working at Waffle House to save up for college since she graduated high school, fought back tears as co-workers and superiors applauded. "It just came from the heart", Williams said.
"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, " Wolf wrote in her Facebook post.
Williams helped an old man named Adrian Charpentier asked for help to chop his ham because his hands were deprived of strength by some illness.
Another customer, Laura Wolf, was at the Waffle House last Saturday.
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Williams works at a Waffle House in La Marque and has been saving money for college.
The photo went viral, with almost 50,000 shares. If we could all be like this waitress & take time to offer a helping hand ... She plans to study business.
"I thanked her very much for it, " he said.
"That's me all the time giving helping serving", said Williams.
A representative for the university said, "Your act of kindness is exactly the kind of student we want at Texas Southern University". "It's so wonderful that the younger generation cares about the older generation".
In addition to receiving her own day, Williams' story caught the attention of Texas Southern University President Austin A. Lane, who also saw it on social media. "It's just something I would do any other day".