Now that Steve Jobs has passed the torch to Tim Cook, the tech world is beside itself with nostalgia. But GroupMe intern Allen Paltrow’s Day-I-Met-Steve-Jobs story wins for most adorable. On his Tumblr, the computer science student at Princeton and self-professed “fan boy” tells the story of how he got invited to the opening of the 5th Avenue Cube. It was, as he says, “Probably the coolest thing that happened to me between the ages 6 and 12.”
Mr. Paltrow, you see, was in the habit of shaving the Apple logo into the back of his head to commemorate every OS launch. Thanks to Brew PR maven Brooke Hammerling, his dreams came true.
“My neighbor Brooke mentioned that Steve Jobs, busy as he is, always reads email sent to his public address. I think I was around 12, and I sent a very enthusiastic and grammatically incorrect message including a picture of my shaved head.
Apparently he forwarded it to the head of Public Relations, Katie, and I got invited to the opening of the 5th Avenue Cube. I can never thank them enough. This was probably the high point of my childhood.”
Witness the entire encounter in photos for yourself over at his Tumblr. Apparently, it was moving enough that even ur-fan boy David Pogue had to pause for a memento.