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FOR THE MAN WHO HAS EVERYTHING ... Interrupted by a female autograph-seeker, football Hall of Famer and former 49er Steve Young obliged with his trademark politeness as he lunched outdoors with his family Oct. 1 at Stanford Shopping Center's Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill. But, autograph in hand, the woman unexpectedly began to dance, music began to play — and she was suddenly joined by more than 100 others in a choreographed "flash mob" of birthday greetings for Palo Alto resident Young, who turned 50 on Tuesday. Young, holding two young girls in his arms, stood and watched in astonishment. Young's wife, Barbara, had arranged the surprise with Flash Mob America, a group who says its purpose is "to create joy through surprise." To see the surprise, go to YouTube.com and search for "Steve Young Birthday Flash Mob."
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