Byron Pitts for ABC News: Reporter’s Notebook: Shoeshiner Donates $200K in Tips to Kids’ Hospital

June 13th, 2013

ABC News
by Byron Pitts
June 13, 2013

Reporter’s Notebook:

A lot of us “talk” about what we’d like to do to help others, if we only had the time or the money. How much we could do to make the world a better world, “if we only had … ”

You should meet Albert Lexie. I did. He is one of the most impressive human beings I’ve ever met and I’ve met a few folk over the years.

Albert Lexie is 71. He is a shoeshine man. It is the only job he has ever had. He started when he was 15. Albert is the kind of man you might see at the mall and walk past. Or get a glimpse of him on the street and avoid making eye contact.

Albert has been described to me as “developmentally disabled.” He is painfully shy. There is a childlike innocence to this kind man.

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