I used to be a waitress and I can honestly say it was the worst job I've ever had. I hated it and, as a result, I was a shitty waitress.
Brian Maixner, though, he's a totally different story. He loves his job as a waiter at the Doo-Dah Diner in Kansas. He's always got a smile on his face and enjoys meeting his customers, despite the fact that for years he'd been in a fair amount of pain.
Because poor Brian had suffered with his teeth since he was a kid, after a chip in one of his front teeth led to years of infections. Ow.
Fred, diner owner Timirie
Shibley and Brian. Credit: Facebook/Doo-Dah Diner
Enter Fred Boettcher, an attorney from Oklahoma, who was in Kansas to catch up with his daughter. They went to the Doo-Dah Diner and that was where Fred first saw Brian. "He was just so gregarious - it was unusual, even for a waiter. He has a smile that was from ear to ear. But you should have seen his teeth, they were horrible. It just struck me," Fred told TODAY.com.
Fred then went over to Brian's manager to tell her he was leaving a $25,000 to get Brian some new teeth. Jesus wept. I remember a fella once left me a tenner a tip, so I can sort of imagine how Brian felt, here.
Brian said: "I was in shock. I was trying to wait on their table, but I was crying a bit." Yeah, I bet you were, Bri.
He got himself a brand spanking set of incredibly white teeth - just look at them! They are pretty special:
According to TODAY.com, lovely, lovely Fred has previous for helping others with dental problems. He added: "I'm blessed with the ability to help. If I see it, I usually try to help, it just makes me feel better."
What a thoroughly decent chap.
Featured image credit: Facebook/Doo-Dah Diner