by Brooke Bosca | Top Right News
A prominent Kansas attorney noticed his waiter had horrible teeth and said something to the manager about it.
What happened next left everyone stunned.
When I hired Brian I wondered what I would do if a customer was to address the issue of his dental problems and how they were uncomfortable with it, said Timirie Shibley, the owner of the Doo-Dah Diner in Wichita. I wasnt quite sure how I was going to answer that, so when Fred came up to me, thats where I thought this was going.
Brian Maixner has an excruciating history of dental problems that dates back to his childhood. But the waiter and customer-favorite could never afford to get the work that he needed. And on the day in question, Brian was suffering from missing teeth and a painful mouth infection.
Thats when Fred Boettcher, an attorney who had stopped in from out-of-town, sat down in his section.
As PEOPLE reported, the manager Shibley was always concerned that Brians dental issues would upset some customers. But to customer Boettcher, it brought back painful memories of his own and a determination to make a difference.
Boettcher had suffered similar problems as Brian when he was younger. Since then he has become a very successful man, and makes sure he gives back to those less fortunate.
So what was it he said about Brian when he talked to his manager? Well, he told the owner that he knew what Brian was going through, and wanted to help. He asked if it would be okay for him to shell out the $25,000 it would cost to give the friendly waiter a full dental makeover. Shibley agreed, and when he relayed the news onto Brian, his reaction said it all.
I am a guy, and I am not scared to admit it, I cried a little bit, Brian said.
Just a few days later, Brian had the rest of his bad teeth pulled and he was fitted with bright white dentures. In six months time once the bones in his face heal, hell be given full implants throughout his entire mouth.
Im still in shock, Brian said.
Best of all, says Brian, is the positive reaction hes gotten from people after seeing his new pearly whites.
My friends on Facebook went through the roof, he said. Ive been getting a lot of people stopping me in public.
You can see why:
The transformation is incredible. And Brians whole attitude has improved as well, with him ditching his glasses for contacts. The young man customers love was never one to hold back a smile from his diners, but now he doesnt have to worry about any negative reactions.
Now Brian and his boss hope that his story will go viral, and encourage other people to pay it forward.
Just kill em with kindness, Brian said. Thats what Im going to do.
Indeed, Boettchers incredibly generous act is truly inspiring. It was remarkable luck that he happened to catch a glimpse of a waiters teeth in an out-of-town diner and, mindful of his own rough experiences, and did not hesitate to offer an amazing gift to a stranger in need.
[H/T: Opposing Views]