It's not a letter from the Doctor, but it'll do

What's a more legitimate excuse for missing school: I have a cold, or I was hanging out with the leader of the free world?

President Obama took a few minutes during his townhall meeting in Wisconsin today to help out a girl who had missed her last day of school to attend his event.

CNN reports:
A young girl named Kennedy attended the town hall with her father, who was called on to ask a question.

Her father, John Corpus, started his query saying he hoped his daughter wouldn't get into trouble for missing the last day of school.

"Do you need me to write a note?" Obama asked.

Clearly assuming that Obama was just kidding, Corpus continued with his question--only to be interrupted by the president.

"No, no, I'm serious. What's your daughter's name?" Obama said, as he started to write a note. "I'm going to write to Kennedy's teacher."

He then walked over to the girl and handed her the note: "To Kennedy's Teacher, Please excuse Kennedy's absence...she's with me. Barack Obama."