THE JERSEY man with the the man crush finally got his wish.

Sometimes in the midst of tragedy you get a cookie.

From NorthJersey.com:

“We hugged,” Christie said as a crowd of volunteers in Monmouth County cheered at the sound of Springsteen’s name Monday afternoon “Yeah, we hugged and he told me it’s official “” we’re friends.”

[...] “I told the President today actually that the hug was great and that when we got home there was a lot of weeping because of the hug,” Christie said. “And the President said, “Why?” I said, “Well, to be honest, I was the one weeping, everyone else was fine.”

[...] “Bruce has said he’s going to be here to help the community in New Jersey as soon as he gets off tour,” Christie said. “So I’m looking forward to spending some more time with him as we go forward.”

The governor said Monday that Springsteen expressed his pride in his home state.

“Bruce said to me how proud he was of his state and how proud he was of the people of his state and how tough they are and he’ll be back to the Jersey Shore soon,” Christie said. “We had a good conversation today. It was great to talk to the president and even better to talk to Bruce.”

Asked by a reporter if Bruce told Christie he was proud of the governor’s handling of the storm, Christie said he had.

“He told me that on Friday. He didn’t repeat it today on the phone, but he said it on Friday and I’ll treasure it forever,” Christie said. “It was the best part of the week for me on the social side.”/blockquote>