Foraging through the archive of This American Life I came across this remarkable story of a software engineer who was sacked from Apple but refused to leave.
Having spent so much time developing software for a 'graphing calculator view' he simply refused to give up. Why take all the good work he had done and simply throw it away just because the company no longer needed him?
So, he continued to come into work every day, hiding out in empty offices, working through the night, just to get the project he so passionately believed in finished for a company that no longer wanted him. It's heartwarming to hear such a story about a man with passion and a desire to create regardless of his circumstance.
I won't give away what happens. You can listen to the story here.