Wolf wrote that the man, who had an oxygen tank, told Williams he had difficulty using his hands.
But on that day in February, what she did for an elderly customer was captured in a photo that's gone viral.
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.
Wolf's post went viral and received thousands of likes and comments that praised Williams for her act of kindness.
Williams didn't even hesitate.
'This may seem small to him, I'm sure it was huge.
She ended with, "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 I want to cut my meat, I look like I'm stabbing it", Adrien Charpentier said.
She says she will still work at Waffle House.
"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".
While she's grateful for the life-changing gift she received, Williams said what she did for the man was nothing special.
A local television station reported that Texas Southern University has offered the teen a $16,000 college scholarship along with counseling to determine her higher education opportunities.
"It just came from the heart", the teen told the television station.