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Shoe Shiner Donates $200K in Tips to Children in Need

Albert Lexie has been shining shoes at Children’s Hospital for 32 years
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People like this keep my faith in humanity alive. A humble, hard-working man quietly donates the few dollars he makes in tips every day to help children whose parents cannot afford to pay for hospital care. He’s been doing this for decades with love in his heart and a smile on his face. He makes me want to do better, to be better—there aren’t many people I can say that about.

There’s video at the link.

Lexie gives every cent of his tips back to the children.

It starts before dawn in the Pittsburgh darkness, as the 88 Penn pulls up in front of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Albert Lexie gets off the bus.

For 32 years, Lexie has been examining his schedule each morning, like a doctor on the clock. But the longtime shoe shiner’s gift isn’t healing, it’s giving back. […]

More at WTAE Pittsburgh…

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