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Shoe shiner gives $200,000 in tips to sick kids

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(WTAE-TV) PITTSBURGH —It starts before dawn in the Pittsburgh darkness as the 88 Penn pulls up in front of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and Albert Lexie gets off.

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.

A shoe shine costs $5, but Lexie said customers have been generous with their tips since he started working at the hospital in 1981.

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