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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:38 AM

Pa. Hospital Gets Shoeshine Tips Totaling $200,000

A shoeshine man has given a Pittsburgh children's hospital a total of more than $200,000 in tips he's collected over the last 30 years.

Albert Lexie says he's been shining shoes for $5 at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh since the early 1980s. He says most customers tip him $1 and some give him an extra $2. He says a doctor gave him a $50 bill for Christmas.

WTAE-TV ( http://bit.ly/136jx4X ) says Lexie gives all his tip money to the hospital's sick children.

Dr. Joseph Carcillo says Lexie has donated more than a third of his lifetime salary to the Children's Hospital Free Care Fund, which helps parents who can't afford to pay their sick children's medical costs.

http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/pa-hospital-shoeshine-tips-totaling-200000-18553911

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Sherman A1 Feb 2013 OP
Mopar151 Feb 2013 #1
TxDemChem Feb 2013 #2
malaise Feb 2013 #3
Sherman A1 Feb 2013 #7
malaise Feb 2013 #8
CBGLuthier Feb 2013 #4
rurallib Feb 2013 #5
hue Feb 2013 #6
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2013 #9
OceanEcosystem Feb 2013 #10

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 06:47 AM

1. That's a hero ! n/t

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:44 AM

2. What a giving person

My hero too

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:45 AM

3. Amazing how the most generous among us are never the rich

or those seeking tax relief.

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 02:10 PM

7. Wasn't there a study indicating

that the gray matter of the wealthy did not necessarily lend itself to empathy?

Thought I read that somewhere.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:23 PM

8. Yes and there was another one showing that

empathy was not the privy of the religious

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:55 AM

4. Underdog is Real!!

Well he is certainly a heroic shoe shine man.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:19 AM

5. A truly overwhelming story

This is the kind of person to emulate, not the corporate greed head.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 09:38 AM

6. He is a real Angel!!

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:22 PM

9. wow

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:25 PM

10. Wow. He deserves national recognition! n/t.

 

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