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A real-life Ferris Bueller skipped school for Cubs Opening Day -- and ran into his principal at the game

John Hughes' 1986 film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is considered a classic for a variety of reasons.

Among them is how the movie allows the viewer to vicariously live through an adventurous and relentlessly fun day of antics and hijinks carried out by Matthew Broderick's titular Ferris and his pals -- such as their eventful visit to Wrigley Field for a day game. 

A young Cubs fan named Tucker Steckman received his own special day off on Tuesday, when the Cubs held their home opener at the Friendly Confines (an 8-5 loss to the Pirates).

Don't worry, he had his parents' permission: 

The added twist to young Steckman's story, though, is fantastic. His principal, Mr. Pat Versluis referenced in the sign seen above, also skipped out on his afternoon responsibilities at school to attend Cubs Opening Day. 

Naturally, the pair ran into each other at the game. 

Versluis told the Sun-Times Mitch Dudek that he actually attempted avoiding Speckman when he realized they were both at Wrigley: 

"I saw him and I was kind of ducking down ... I didn't want him to see me either," he said. "I'm here with my son, Aiden, who's in fifth grade and I called out sick for the day!"

It doesn't appear as if Steckman speared a foul ball on camera, which famously happened to Bueller in the film. But he's probably not complaining, especially since he didn't get in trouble.

In fact, he and Principal Versluis and Versluis' son posed together for a great photo published by the Sun-Times. 

Great job all around, everybody!