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Bruce Springsteen Stops Concert & Gives Young Fan Signed Permission To Skip School For His Show

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An 11-year-old concertgoer had to miss class to see Bruce Springsteen live, so Bruce gave the kid a signed note to excuse the absence.

The Boss was playing at Chase Center in San Francisco on March 31st when he noticed the kid holding up a poster that read, “SKIPPING SCHOOL SIGN MY NOTE?” In true Bruce Springsteen form, he did as she asked.

Bruce took the note and read it with a smile on his face. Then he proudly showed it off to the crowd before kneeling and penning his name. Before he handed it back to the excited fan, he blew her a kiss.

That wasn’t the first time the singer had given students permission to miss school to see or meet him. In 2016, he signed another note for a boy who played hooky to get his copy of Born to Run signed by the Boss.

According to ABC, Bruce met the 10-year-old boy at a signing event in Philadelphia. He brought along a pre-typed letter reading, “Dear Principal Brown, please excuse Michael Fenerty from being late or absent today. He came to the Free Library of Philadelphia to meet me and to get a copy of my book…. Very Truly, Bruce Springsteen.”

Bruce, of course, added his signature at the bottom of the page.

Michael’s father, Mike, told the publication that Bruce “lit up” when he noticed his son in line. Before finding out about the note, he high-fived Michael, hugged him, and posed for a picture. The student then “took advantage of the moment” and handed him a pen and the letter before asking, “Bruce would you sign my absence note?”

“‘Sure, I’ll sign it!’” Mike recalled him answering. “But he said he had to read it because that’s how he got in trouble with his first contract. He signed the note and we left, and it was awesome.”

For those who are wondering, the school gladly gave Michael an excused absence.

This story’s featured image is by Amy Sussman/Getty Images.

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