Bruce Springsteen had a gig in Los Angeles last Tuesday. During the show, he saw a young fan holding up a sign that said, "Bruce, I will be late to school tomorrow. Please sign my note. :)"

That young fan is Xabi Glovsky and he's nine years old. Bruce's show was three-and-a-half hours, and it was a school night. Bruce noticed the sign, and had security invite them backstage after the show. Xabi's dad says, "Although there were many [other] musicians and celebrities at the concert, we were the first people to see him after the show. Bruce said 'There's the big guy' to my son."

He grabbed a pen and paper, and wrote a note to the kid's teacher. It said, "Dear Ms. Jackson, Xabi has been out very late rocking and rolling. Please excuse him if he is tardy." He also signed it.

The note did come in handy, because Xabi didn't wake up until 10:45 Wednesday morning.

Read more at the Claremont Courier.