April 10th, 2014
10:39 AM ET

See How Dentist Inspires Veteran To Start Nonprofit

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a Chicago dentist helps a homeless veteran improve his smile and the man pays the generosity forward. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Melvin Bridgmon spent ten years homeless and it damaged his health, his self-esteem, and also his teeth.

"I was afraid to go a lot of places, afraid to speak out in public," Bridgmon said.

That was until Manus Dental in Chicago stepped in to help the man with their program "Grant a Smile."

The office provides free dental care to veterans who need it.

Now, Bridgmon has a brand new toothy grin and a new outlook on life.

He has even started his own nonprofit to help other homeless people around the Chicago area.

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