Bruce Springsteen Signs Absence Note For Boy Who Ditched School To See Him
The don't call him The Boss for nothing, folks!
Need a note to ditch school? Just ask The Boss.
Philadelphia fifth-grader, Michael Fenerty is a big Bruce Springsteen fan. So, when Springsteen made a stop in Philly as part of his “Born To Run” book-signing tour, Michael was determined to meet him. But, he had a problem. He needed to skip school for the opportunity.
So, Michael came up with a plan to excuse his absence: get a note from the The Boss himself.
On the day of the signing, Michael was one of a few children in line to meet Springsteen at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Michael’s dad, Mike—also a big fan—says Springsteen lit up when he saw the boy and brought him up for a hug and a high-five.
It was then Michael presented Springsteen with the note to sign.
“(Springsteen) says, ‘I gotta read it first. That’s how I got in trouble with my first contract,”’ Mike told TODAY. “Then he says, ‘I hope you don’t get in trouble!”’
At today's signing in Philly, young Michael Fenerty got a photo with his idol and a collectible excuse letter for the school principal. pic.twitter.com/7b10DOU2RN
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After the event, father and son photocopied the letter to give to the school’s principal. They told TODAY that they couldn’t part with the now-treasured original.