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Steve Wozniak, Apples co-founder, surprises fan when he delivers a Mac to her home personally. Wozniak is know for having a great relationship with fans and this video is proof of that.

The video, taken a few years ago, shows Steve Wozniak delivering an iMac personally to Emma Fraser’s house. Emma is awestruck when she realizes her idol is the one carrying her new computer. Peter, Emma’s father says: “This is like having your lightbulbs delivered by Thomas Edison”.

Mr Fraser was only an email acquaintance of Steve Wozniak and he asked him to do this for his daughter.

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Mr Fraser tells the story:

A few years ago, Steve and Janet Wozniak came to town to help us have a little fun with our kid Emma. Emma’s dad met them around the back of the block to give them Emma’s new iMac, and then they drove back around and rang the doorbell to deliver it… and shocked the heck out of Emma and her sister and friends. Little sister Elizabeth got the iPod Touch as a “one more thing,” and Janet shot the video.

Steve’s known to be quite the practical joker, and it was very kind of him and Janet to spend the time to do this…and make a great memory for all of us.

Steve Wozniak remembers that day:

An email-only acquaintance, Peter Fraser, came up with the idea and asked if I’d do it. I met him around the block to get the computer from him. After a short wait I drove to his house and surprised his daughter. But I had to keep driving to Tahoe that evening.

Rather often when I meet people after appearances they mention how much it would have meant to someone in their family to meet me. I often ask them for the phone number and dial their son or spouse and pretend to be from Apple customer support asking questions about how they like their Apple products and more. It’s like a satisfaction survey. I either give my name early on or later and I ask the questions straight faced, like I really do it for Apple.

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