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Gov. Christie Finally Meets the Boss, Al Roker Tweets Photo

Nov. 6, 2012


Christie and The Boss, via Al Roker's Twitter Page.
Christie and The Boss, via Al Roker's Twitter Page.

A dream of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie finally came true. He finally was able to talk and hug his music idol Bruce Springsteen, and he has President Obama to thank.

Due to Hurricane Sandy, Obama and Christie have found a middle ground in helping the state of New Jersey.

However, Obama went even further to be friendly and put Christie in touch with The Boss.

While aboard Air Force One, Obama and Springsteen called Christie.

"In times of real difficulty, he thought the only thing better than one Jersey guy was two Jersey guys, and he put Bruce Springsteen on the phone," Christie said, according to E! News. "Bruce said to me how proud he was of his state. How proud he was and how tough we are. It was a good conversation today, and it was great to talk to the president—and even better to talk to Bruce."

Despite their political differences, Springsteen and Christie put their state first and shared their common ground. The newly found friendship took another step when the two met at a telethon for Sandy victims where the two actually hugged, according to

On hand to capture one of their encounters at the telethon was none other than Al Roker who wrote "Two Jersey Boys" when tweeting this pic of the Christie and Springsteen.

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