Tuesday 28 March 2017

Bruce Springsteen did a lovely thing for a young fan at a meet-and-greet

Rock legend Bruce Springsteen
Rock legend Bruce Springsteen
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

Rock legend Bruce Springsteen signed an absence note with a difference for a young fan at a meet-and-greet.

Michael Fenerty, from Philadelphia, skipped school to meet the Born in the USA singer with his super-fan father Mike.

Bruce was promoting his new autobiography, Born to Run, at the Central Library of Philadelphia.

However, the meet-and-greet fell on Michael’s first day back at school following the summer holidays, and Mike wanted to follow the procedure for missing a day.

The pair typed up a letter explaining Michael’s absence and brought it with them to the event, leaving a black space for Bruce to sign.

"Please excuse Michael Fenerty for being late or absent today. He came to the Free Library of Philadelphia to meet me and get a copy of my book,” reads the note.

Mike told the Philadelphia Inquirer that when his son asked if Bruce would sign his note, he “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,' " Mike said.

"He said, `I hope you don't get in trouble.' My son was very starstruck — it was a very cool experience."

When Michael returned to school, he gave the school a photocopy of the note and kept the original version of himself. Smart kid.

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