It's not every day you get congratulated by the Prime Minister for doing something different.
A young Hawke's Bay Metallica fan by the name of William Bush, who attends Havelock North Intermediate, said he was surprised to find the letter from Jacinda Ardern in his mailbox on Monday.
In the letter, Ardern says: "It's great to hear about young New Zealanders who are passionate about music.
"I grew up listening to Metallica and I'm really impressed by all the effort you have put into getting them to play a show in New Zealand."
She ends by wishing him well with his campaign, adding "I hope you get to see Metallica play soon!".
William is hoping that after stand-up comedian and actor Jim Breuer (who opens for the American band at their shows) shared his post about the petition on social media, Metallica will come on down
"I'm pretty hopeful," he said.
Let's help this young fella's dream come true and get them here! Sign the petition here!!