Kansas waiter gets new smile thanks to customer’s $25,000 tip


The Doo-Dah Diner posted this before and after picture of waiter Brian Maixner. (Doo-Dah Diner, Facebook)

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WICHITA, KS (KTVI) – A beloved waiter at a Wichita diner now has a big, bright smile thanks to a large tip from a generous Oklahoma man.

For years, Brian Maixner’s teeth have kept him in pain, Q13 Fox reported. But that pain did not dampen Maixner’s mood and work ethic. On a busy February weekend shift at the Doo-Dah Diner in Wichita, a customer took notice of Maixner’s teeth. The customer, attorney Fred Boettcher, had suffered severe dental problems as a child, and made inquiries. Being a single father, Maixner could never save the money needed to have his teeth fixed.

Boettcher, who was in town visiting his family, was moved to act, offering to cover the costs for Maixner to have corrective dental surgery. Over the next few weeks,  Maixner made several trips to Ponca City, Oklahoma to visit Boettcher’s dentist. The surgeries cost approximately $25,000.

Last week, the Doo-Dah Diner posted a picture of Brian’s new smile on its Facebook page.

Boettcher said he gets just as much enjoyment out of being able to do a wonderful thing for a stranger.

“No matter what religion you might be or whether you even believe in an after life the way to be satisfied in your life is to be kind to everybody and be as generous as you possibly can be,” Boettcher said to KWCH-TV in Wichita.

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