Lawyers seem to be everyone’s favorite punching bag, but we’ve found at least one it’s impossible not to like. While visiting his daughter in Wichita, Kansas, this very successful attorney gave a waiter at a local diner a spectacular tip.
Brian Maixner is a fixture at the Doo-Dah Diner in Wichita. He’s a top-notch waiter who greets every customer with a big smile and has his own unique way of making them feel like an especially welcome guest. Brian’s grin is warm and genuine, but his teeth were in pretty bad shape. “I got a chipped tooth and it spread and after that, it just, I couldn’t keep up with them. They were getting out of control pretty bad.” His painful dental issues didn’t affect his winning way with customers but they were a source of all sorts of insecurities. Not being made of money, he never was able to have proper dental work done.
Fred Boettcher, the attorney, was having lunch with his daughter at the Doo-Dah Diner. He noticed how Brian was doing his job so well, making customers feel so welcome, and all with such enthusiasm. “I looked at this guy and I thought, ‘Man, this guy’s something special.'” So after Brian took their order, Fred got up and had a little sidebar conference with the waiter. He offered an incredibly generous tip: he’d pay for all the dental work Brian needed, even though this would run about $25,000. Yes, that’s twenty-five thousand! Brian was floored, and choking back tears, accepted the attorney’s spectacular offer.
As you’ll see in the news report we’ve posted below, Brian’s smile is now brighter than ever. Fred the astoundingly generous lawyer expressed his philosophy in plain English without any legalese: “The way to be satisfied in your life is to be kind to everybody and be as generous as you possibly can be.”
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