Bruce Springsteen continued his book-signing tour at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Thursday. One of the fans who attended was Mike Fenerty, who brought along his son Michael.

Since the timing of the signing meant Michael would miss class, the father and son hatched a plan. Michael tucked a note into his pocket and asked Bruce to sign his absent slip.

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Mike told the story

My son said, 'Bruce, would you sign my absence note?' [Springsteen] lit up. He was affectionate toward Michael as soon as he saw him. He said, 'I have to read it first, that's how I got in trouble with my first contract.'  He said, 'I hope you don't get in trouble.' My son was very starstruck — it was a very cool experience."

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