Local outpouring of grief over Steve Jobs' passing

If you want to talk about Steve Job's legacy, how he changed lives, you should meet Nick Thulin. He’s easy to spot with that table full of Apple creations.

“He created this life, this culture for me,” he says.

Nick was a genius at a Virginia Apple store. He’s now a systems architect for a government contractor. To him, Steve Jobs wasn't just America’s most successful CEO - he was a role model.

“I made a lot of friends when i worked at Apple,,” he says. “I made a lot of friends because of Apple, I mean it’s given me a career.”

Little Adam Reo is part of Job's legacy - In June ABC7 showed how an iPad was opening up the world to the non-verbal 4-year-old.

With her iPhone in hand, Villy Wang stopped her morning run when she saw the tributes to Apple's innovator on the front page of nearly every paper at the Newseum.

“I actually moved to California partly because of the inspiration and innovation of Silicon Valley, so it’s shocking to me when I saw the headlines today.” Wang says.

The Tysons Corner Apple store was the very first retail location -- Steve Jobs himself launched it in 2001.

Rockville's David Kyle came to pay his respects, iPad in hand.

“I love his story you know, glory to being kicked out, being able to come back,” he says.

Thulin is paying tribute too by wearing an Apple shirt with the words “Not all heroes wear capes…”

“Some heroes wear turtleneck sweaters.”