Shoe-shiner donated $200K to hospital
I WANTED TO SEE THE KIDS GET WELL, TO SEE THEY GOT WELL AND GOT BETTER AND THINGS LIKE THAT . ... I MADE MYSELF HAPPY. — ALBERT LEXIE
Albert Lexie, a part-time shoe-shiner who donated more than US$200,000 in tips to a Pittsburgh children’s hospital, has died of an undisclosed health condition.
Dr. Samuel Kocoshis, left, says his Oxford shoes had a standing Friday date with Albert Lexie during the 1980s and ’90s at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. BILL WADE / PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE VIA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS