Father's apology note to school for daughter's lateness after Bruce Springsteen concert

A father wrote a note for his 12-year-old daughter apologising for her being late to school - explaining that she had been to see Bruce Springsteen the night before.

"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," father Patrick Pipino wrote in the note for his daughter Isabelle.

The full note Credit: Patrick Pipino/Facebook

Patrick, from Saratoga Springs, New York, told ABC News that his daughters, Isabelle, 12, and Sarah, 7, are both Springsteen fans.

He said: "They both love Bruce Springsteen, and have ever since the older one was only 4 years old.

"Isabelle would be singing from the back seat and if I had something else on, she would say, 'Dad, can we listen to Springsteen?' Sometimes she would even say, 'Can we listen to old Springsteen?'"

Later Patrick tweeted that Bruce himself had retweeted his story.