Hospital gets shoeshine tips totaling $200K
PITTSBURGH – 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 said a doctor gave him a $50 bill for Christmas.
WTAE-TV said Lexie gives all his tip money to the hospital’s sick children.