Fighting the cost of health care, one shoeshine at a time

Unless something blindsides us in the next day, we already have the person of the week for this week.

In Pittsburgh, a shoeshine man — Albert Lexie — has been working in a hospital for children and usually gets tipped a dollar or two. It adds up, especially since he donates the money — about $200,000 so far — to the families of sick kids.

Last year he wrote a book about shoeshining…

“It’s good to be a hero,” he tells WTAE TV this week.