Xabi Glovsky, 9, received the best-ever tardy note for his teacher, written and signed by Bruce Springsteen, when attending The Boss’ show in Los Angeles last week.
Scott Glovsky of Claremont, Calif., took his son, Xabi, to the sold-out Bruce Springsteen show in Los Angeles. The show – held at the Los Angeles Sports Arena on Tuesday – was around three-and-a-half hours long, so 9-year-old Xabi decided to ask Springsteen for his help, just in case he was tardy for school the next day.
The hopeful fourth-grader held up a poster at the Springsteen concert, asking The Boss for his help, reading, “Bruce, I will be late to school tomorrow. Please sign my note. (smiley face).”
The rock legend not only saw the cry for help, but responded by helping the young fan out in case he was tardy the next day. Bruce Springsteen met up with Scott and Xabi after the show and wrote the best tardy note any kid could ever hand in at school.
— Jesse Jackson (@JesseJacksonDFW) March 19, 2016
Reportedly, when Springsteen noticed the father and son duo with the poster held up, he pointed at the pair and asked his bodyguards to bring them backstage to his dressing room.
Young Xabi remembers The Boss saying to him, “I heard you need a note. I can help you with that.”
What The Boss actually wrote was the following, “Dear Ms. Jackson, Xabi has been out very late rocking + rolling. Please excuse him if he is tardy!”
In an interview with the Claremont Courier, Scott said, “Although there were many musicians and celebrities at the concert, we were the first people to see him after the show.”
Scott continued by saying Springsteen asked his son for the name of his teacher and how he spelled his name. He said The Boss then pulled out a piece of paper and a pen and proceeded to write the tardy note.
“As Xabi sat next to him on the couch, Bruce thoughtfully created this beautiful note.”
Scott said he thought the chances of getting the actual note, together with the autograph on it, was probably one in a thousand. He said he didn’t imagine in his wildest dreams he and Xabi would actually get to meet Springsteen and go backstage. He said The Boss actually spent 15 minutes with them, after the more than three-hour long show.
“I have been singing Xabi to sleep with Bruce Springsteen songs since he was born,” Scott Glovsky added.
Bruce Springsteen signed Xabi’s tardy note for school tomorrow. He is as genuine and gracious as you think he is! pic.twitter.com/mmTlxjFveG
— Scott Glovsky (@ScottGlovskyLaw) March 16, 2016
Scott Glovsky was so impressed and thrilled at the touching note, he shared the news on Twitter. His message was then retweeted by The Boss himself to his 782,000 followers on the social media platform.
KTLA5 quotes Scott and Xabi as describing Bruce Springsteen as kind, gracious and that he surpassed their expectations.
— Buffalo Ball Buster (@Sportsworld716) March 18, 2016
Reportedly, the original note wasn’t actually handed over to Xabi’s teacher – it’s sitting in a safe. However, Xabi did bring a copy of the famous note to his teacher the next day. He said it turns out his teacher is also a big Bruce Springsteen fan, along with the people in the office at his school.
“They said it was like, the best tardy note of all time.”
According to NME Magazine, last month another dad used the fact he and his daughter had attended Bruce Springsteen’s Albany, New York, show as his daughter’s reason for being tardy at school. It seems The Boss is the best excuse ever for being a little late for school.
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