Wichita waiter has a new smile due to a stranger's kindness

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita man has a new ear to ear smile due to the generosity of a stranger.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Brian Maixner, a popular waiter at the Doo-Dah Diner in Wichita, had extensive dental work done Tuesday in Ponca City, Okla. The new smile was paid for by Oklahoma attorney Fred Boettcher, who was served by Maixner in January.

Maixner struggled with dental problems for quite some time, but could never afford the work he needed. He was fitted with a set of dentures, which will be replaced with implants in about six to eight months.

Boettcher had experienced serious dental problems of his own as a child, and remembers the relief he felt once those issues were resolved. Now that he is a successful lawyer, he feels obligated to pass on the good fortune.

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