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  • For most people, a good tip in a restaurant is 20 percent, but one patron in Wichita, Kan., went above and beyond the normal gratuity guidelines.
     
    Fred Boettcher, a lawyer from Oklahoma, was in town eating at the Doo-Dah Diner and had Brian Maixner as a waiter. He was struck not only by how proud Brian was of his job but also by the fact that the hard-working waiter was in need of dental work. Maixner says he could never afford to fix his teeth. “It started out as I got a chipped tooth, and then it spread, and then after that I just couldn’t keep up with them.”

    Boettcher pulled Brian’s boss aside and told her he would like to pay in full to have Brian’s teeth fixed. “He carried himself with such kindness and confidence with a mouth that looked painful,” Boettcher said.  “I was struck by that.” When Maixner heard about the generous offer, he cried.
     
    A month after Boettcher’s offer, Brian showed off his new set of teeth. The before-and-after photos speak for themselves:
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  • If your child is dealing with a bully at school, there’s a little girl you should introduce them to. She’s a 4-year-old featured in a video that’s going viral. In it, a woman behind the camera asks what happened at school. The girl replies, “Little boy said I look ugly. … I said I didn’t come here to make fashion statements. I came here to learn, not look pretty.” She goes on to explain that “the little boy said I look bad, and I said did you look in the mirror lately? Buh-bye, see you later.”
     
    Now, that’s how you shut down a hater. Bravo! If you’ve got a story about how your child has dealt with bullies at school, share it with us on our Facebook page!

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  • A television host in Lebanon got the last word while interviewing an outspoken guest. When Rima Karaki from the news station Al Jadeed spoke to London-based Sheikh Hani Al Sibai, the discussion was meant to cover reports that Christians are joining IS. Al Sibai appears to be avoiding the question at first, instead giving a long history lesson on the matter. Then a frustrated Karaki asks Al Sibai to stick to the discussion topic, reminding him of their time constraints: “For your own benefit, I’m telling you that we are running out of time.” Al Sibai shoots back, “Are you done? Shut up so I can talk.”
     
    After the “shut up” heard round the world, Karaki decides the interview is over, saying, “How can a respected sheikh like yourself tell a TV host to shut up?” The sheikh responds, “It’s beneath me to be interviewed by you. You are a woman who …” Not wanting to hear how that sentence would end, Karaki takes back control of her show by saying, “Either there is mutual respect, or the

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  • A new roller coaster is opening soon, and it’s not for the faint of heart. The crazy cool Fury 325 coaster debuts on March 28 at Carowinds Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. But you don’t have to wait until then to take a ride: The park released this point-of-view test-run video on YouTube. Follow along all of the drops, twists, and turns from the comfort of your home.

    The Fury 325 will be the world’s fastest and tallest giga coaster, which means it has a drop ranging from 300 feet to 399 feet, completing a full circuit.  The ride stands 325 feet tall with an 81-degree drop. Not enough for you? The Fury 325 reaches speeds of 95 miles per hour! One commenter on YouTube summed it up by writing, “I get anxiety just watching this.”

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  • On Tuesday, first responders tried to save the life of a man in Manchester, Connecticut. Miroslaw Dobrowski, 57, suffered a heart attack while shoveling snow off his roof.
     
    Unfortunately the teams weren’t able to save Dobrowski; he died later at the hospital. But the story doesn’t end there. Later in the day, members of the emergency medical service, fire and police departments showed up to finish the job Dobrowski started. The team removed the snow from Dobrowski’s roof as well as the rest of his home.
     
    Ryan Bilodeau from the Manchester Fire Department said, “That’s why I got into this field in the first place. None of us do it for the money.” He added, “It’s all about serving people in the best capacity that we can, and I really love doing this job.”

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