Frank Giaccio, an 11-year-old boy from Falls Church, Virginia, mowed the White House lawn on Friday and met with President Donald Trump.
Frank, a young entrepreneur, mowed the Rose Garden lawn after previously writing a letter to President Trump asking if he could mow the White House lawn.
“Even though I’m only ten, I would like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for,” he wrote.
President Trump came out onto the lawn to meet Frank. He gave him a high five and a pat on the back while Frank continued to mow.
“Future of the country right there, we’re lucky,” Trump told reporters at the White House.
Trump then asked Frank what he wanted to be when he grows up, to which he replied, a Navy SEAL.
“This is Frank, he’s going to be very famous, he’s going to be a Navy SEAL one day, he’s going to do great things for the country,” Trump told reporters.
Trump tweeted a video thanking Frank for mowing the White House lawn.
“THANK YOU for doing a GREAT job this morning,” Trump tweeted, adding that the National Park Service gave him an “A+.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2017
Frank then got the opportunity to meet with Vice President Mike Pence and visit the Oval Office, as well as the White House press briefing room.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders shared the letter at a press briefing in August and said that Trump had accepted Frank’s offer and would be working with the groundskeeping crew on the lawn.