Steve Jobs, chief executive of Apple, called the family of Christopher Rose, a teenager that was killed this weekend in Brooklyn, NY over an iPod. The teenager was walking with friends to a bus terminal in order to head to Pennsylvania, where Christopher had been sent to school by his parents so he could thrive in a safer environment. As many as 12 teenagers attacked the young man and his friends and stabbed Christoper two times in his chest. The fight originally started after the boys demanded an iPod from the teenager.
Errol Rose, Christopher Rose's father, received a call from Steve Jobs who spoke with the father for several minutes.
"Calling him by his first name, Mr. Jobs asked how Mr. Rose was doing, he said, and conveyed his sympathies. "He told me that he understood my pain," Mr. Rose said. "He told me if there is anything - anything - anything he could do, to not be afraid to call him. It really lightened me a bit."" Source: NYTimes.com