A waiter got the biggest tip of his life in January when a real-life tooth fairy saw him smile and decided to donate $25,000 for a new set of teeth.
Despite the decay, Bria Maixner always had a smile on his face, according to local reports, but Fred Boettcher, an attorney, said he wanted to help.
He told KWCH: ‘I took one look at this young man and knew he was something special.
‘He carried himself with such kindness and confidence with a mouth that looked painful. I was struck by that.’
Boettcher was eating at Doo-Dah Diner in Wichita, Kansas, with his family when he called the restaurant’s owner, Timririe Shibley, to ask if he could pay for the dental work.
Maixner said: ‘This man doesn’t know me and this is something I could never afford to do for myself. It touched me so much that he cared.’