Bruce Springsteen Signs Absentee Note After Fifth Grader Skips School For Book Signing

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Bruce Springsteen appears to greet fans at the book signing for his autobiography "Bruce Springsteen Born To Run" on Sept. 27, 2016 at Barnes & Noble in Freehold, N.J. 

A Philadelphia fifth-grader ditched school for the chance to meet rock legend Bruce Springsteen and "The Boss" gladly played along by signing the boy's absence excuse note.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Michael Fenerty attended a meet-and-greet with the New Jersey native Thursday (Sept. 29) at the Free Library of Philadelphia with his dad.

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Springsteen was in town for a book signing to promote his new autobiography, Born to Run.

Wanting to follow school procedure, the boy's father brought along a pre-typed note that Springsteen signed to excuse his son's absence.

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Springsteen told the boy that he would have to read the note first because that's how he got in trouble with his first contract.

The school's principal only received a photocopy of the note.

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