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Wichita Waiter Gets New Smile Thanks to 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 (MAKS'-nur), 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 (BECH'-ur), 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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