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shiningshoesWe often hear “even the smallest good deed can go a long way.” Albert Lexie is a big example of that! For more than 30 years, Albert worked as a shoe shiner at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children's Hospital. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, he would take three buses from his home to reach the hospital, and shine shoes for just $3 a pair, using a shoeshine box he built in high school shop class as a 15-year-old. Sadly, Albert died last month, but he left an incredible gift behind. Even though Albert earned just $10,000 a year in his job, he donated all of his tips to the children’s hospital’s Free Care Fund, which provides medical care to uninsured and under-insured children in the Pittsburgh area. Albert left an incredible $202,000! See the whole story. It’s also a good lesson in putting away your pocket change every day!