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Last Updated: Saturday June 13 2009 13:44 GMT

Girl gets school note from Obama

President Barack Obama and Kennedy Corpus

It can be tough remembering to take a note to school if you take a day off, but one girl in America couldn't forget hers because Barack Obama wrote it!

Kennedy Corpus, 10, missed school to hear President Obama speak, and needed a note to explain her absence.

When Kennedy's dad told Mr Obama about her day off while asking a question, the president offered to write a note.

Everyone thought he was joking, but then Mr Obama wrote a note to Kennedy's teacher and handed it over.

The note read: "To Kennedy's teacher: Please excuse Kennedy's absence. She's with me. Barack Obama."

Barack Obama's note

He then stepped off the stage to give the note to Kennedy by hand, who said: "I thought he was joking until he started walking down.

Best thing ever

"It was like the best thing ever," she added.

But her teacher will have to settle for a copy of the original as Kennedy said she's planning on framing the real thing, along with her ticket to the event!