11-year-old boy fulfills his wish to mow White House lawn and meet President Trump

Aris Folley, AOL.com

A lawn care-obsessed, 11-year-old boy who wrote a letter to the president asking if he could mow the White House lawn was granted his wish Friday morning.

Frank Giaccio of Falls Church, Virginia, owns his own landscaping business back home called "FX Mowing." In a letter to Trump, he wrote, "It would be my honor to mow the White House lawn some weekend for you. Even though I’m only 10, I'd like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for. I admire your business background and have started my own business."

See photos of Trump and Frank hanging out on the White House lawn:

Earlier in August, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders read the letter aloud during a press briefing and invited Giaccio to visit the grounds. And today, his dream finally came true.

While mowing the lawn, Giaccio was so focused on his task that he barely noticed when President Trump came out to greet him.


Luckily, he managed to get a high-five and a pat on the back from the president before finishing up the lawn. Trump clapped in approval as he walked towards Giaccio working in the Rose Garden, saying, "Future of the country right there, we’re lucky."

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The president then asked Giaccio what he wanted to be when he got older, to which he answered a U.S. 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 said to reporters as he introduced Giaccio.

"I always wanted to do something big and so I was like, 'Why don't we just start here?' This seems like the perfect example," Giaccio told CNN.

Giaccio and his father were later invited into the Oval Office, where he also got to meet Vice President Mike Pence and visit the White House press briefing room.