Kennewick Olive Garden waiter featured on Access Hollywood, TIME

Kennewick Olive Garden waiter featured on Access Hollywood, TIME
Courtesy: Amy Haddox 

KENNEWICK, Wash. — A Kennewick Olive Garden waiter is gaining national attention after a video of him singing for “Happy Birthday” for two 17-year-old twins went viral.

Since the video hit social media, the waiter, Alphonso Nichols, has been featured on Access Hollywood, Time Magazine and local news outlets across the country.

Nichols has been posting updates about his newfound fame online.

It all started when local mother Amy Haddox posted a video of Nichols singing for her daughters’ birthday at the restaurant. She sent the video to a popular Facebook page called Bitchy Waiter, and it has since been viewed more than 100,000 times.

Nichols told KAPP-KVEW he discovered his gift when he was a young boy.

“I started singing at about five-years-old just with my family, with my father through church,” he said.

Since then, he has won multiple singing competitions and has opened for major artists like Chris Brown, Lil Wayne and Ginuwine.

Nichols is currently working on a Christian album and said he tries to record a song every week or two.

He plans to release it sometime next year.