Mosae Kim, Roxbury

If there’s anyone Mosae Kim admires, it’s his father, Sop Kim, who came to the United States from Korea with several dollars in his pocket, and later opened Alpha Omega, a celebrated sneaker store, in Dudley Square.

Even though he’s living the American dream, he’s always humble. He’s always here, Monday through Saturday, at that register, just standing there, ringing people up. He’s a hard worker. That’s something I learned from him. He never forgets the struggle he had to go through.

Alpha Omega is located at 2219 Washington St in Roxbury. Mosae was interviewed and photographed by story ambassador Gabbie Follett.