Last week I told you that Brian, a guy I knew, had died in a motorcycle accident.

Well, he worked for Adobe, and as I was driving this past weekend past their big building, I saw this billboard on the freeway.


Adobe has my respect for that, and I think when big companies do such incredible personal things without asking anything in return (they didn’t even put their name on it), they deserve a little shout-out. That’s all.

May all big businesses, and the people who run them, be so thoughtful.

Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing

FOLLOW-UP 06-18-20013: Apparently it wasn’t Adobe that did the billboard. Here is a message I received from a friend who also works at Adobe.

Say, I didn’t know you knew brian. he was one of my colleagues here at Adobe – I personally didn’t get to know him, but there are a lot of friends here that did. Just a friendly clarification, Adobe was not the one who posted the billboard – it was actually Josh James, CEO of Domo. Josh was the former CEO of Omniture, and knew Brian very well before Adobe acquired Omniture. Here’s the original tweet:

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Dan Pearce is an American-born author, app developer, photographer, and artist. This blog, Single Dad Laughing, is what he's most known for, with more than 2 million daily subscribers as of 2017. Pearce writes mostly humorous and introspective works, as well as his musings which span from fatherhood, to dating, to life, to the people and dynamics of society. Single Dad Laughing is much more than a blog. It's an incredible community of people just being real and awesome together!