Usually when someone gets a presidential pardon - they've been accused or convicted of a pretty serious crime.
Skipping school usually isn't on that list - unless you're a certain 11-year-old boy from Minnesota.
"I was sitting in the front row," Fifth grader Tyler Sullivan said. "I was with the VIP."
He was at Honeywell in Golden Valley with his dad listening to the President.
"Mortgage and taxes," Sullivan said.
Tyler took it all in, but also realized the president cares about school attendance.
Immediately following his speech, Tyler had a chance to shake hands with Obama, and they had a moment.
"I said, 'Hi President,'" said Sullivan. "And then, he started asking me questions and he was like, 'Oh, you must be out of school then?'"
President Obama then reached for a presidential pad of paper and a presidential pen and wrote out an official excused absence note.
"I was like really!," said Tyler. "He's going to really write me an excuse note?"
Sullivan said the President wrote: "Mr. Ackerman, please excuse Tyler. He was with me. Barack Obama."
Sullivan has had autographs before, but this was on a whole new level.
"And then I kind of want to brag at school and tell them, 'look at what I got!'"
Now he hopes his executive excuse holds up on Monday.
"I'm bringing this and showing it to my teacher Mr. Ackerman in Rochester," said Sullivan. "And I'll show you, 'this is why I missed school on Friday.'"
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