A local newspaper story that highlighted a kind deed of a grocery packer at a south Trinidad establishment on Sunday last has landed the 19-year-old female a face-to-face appreciation meeting with Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley.

The meeting with the young woman Lillyann Williams took place today at the office of the Prime Minister in Port of Spain.

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Williams was reported to have been photographed feeding a disabled wheelchair-bound man outside her workplace while he awaited transport to take him to his destination.

The photographs went viral and drew commendations from far and wide and yesterday in winding up his contribution to the Budget debate in the House of Representatives, Prime Minister Dr Rowley, the Member of Parliament for Diego Martin West made reference to Williams’ kind deed.

The Prime Minister waxed poetic in introducing the Williams’ act of kindness.


And to desk-thumping from his PNM Government colleagues Dr Rowley recalled the act.


Dr Rowley labeled her action one that underpinned what Trinidad and Tobago should stand for.


Apart from today’s meeting with Prime Minister Dr Rowley and an exchange of tokens, Williams was on Tuesday toast of honour at City Hall, San Fernando, with San Fernando Mayor Kazim Hosein presiding.

Williams, a former San Fernando West Secondary School student, has also been promoted at her job at the JTA Supermarket, Cross C.