A Los Angeles student got an amazing note explaining why he might be late for school after a night out with his father.
Xabi Glovsky, a fourth-grade student, went to see Bruce Springsteen with his father, Scott, and brought along a sign that read, "BRUCE, I WILL BE LATE TO SCHOOL TOMORROW PLEASE SIGN MY NOTE :)"
Not only did Springsteen see the sign from the stage, he went a step further.
Scott Glovsky told Backstreets:
As Bruce walked off stage after the show, he looked up and saw my son's sign... he pointed to us and pointed to one of the security crew. About three minutes later, security came to our seats and escorted us backstage.
We waited outside Bruce's dressing room, then he came to the door and invited us in. Although there were many musicians and celebrities at the concert, we were the first people to see Bruce after the show. He said, 'There's the big guy!' to my son. It was just the three of us. He then said, 'I understand that you need a note, I think I can help you out.'
Bruce sat down on a couch and started to talk with Xabi, asking for the name of his teacher and how Xabi spelled his name, pulling out a piece of paper and a pen. As Xabi sat next to him on the couch, Bruce thoughtfully and artistically created this beautiful note. It was very interesting to watch the artist at work. They talked for a few minutes, and Bruce was incredibly nice, caring and gracious.
Glovsky, who's been a devoted Springsteen fan for three decades and has attended more than one hundred shows, said the night was "very special." Most importantly, however, Bruce made Xabi's wish come true.
In a similar incident in Albany, New York, a father's tardy note for his daughter after he took her and the family to see Springsteen play went viral.
"Last night Isabelle was lucky enough to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Albany, and darned if he didn't play for three and a half hours," Patrick Pipino wrote.
"This may not seem like a good excuse, but have you ever wondered how many kids would be late — or miss school outright — if God were to suddenly appear? It's something like that."