September 15, 2017 15:12 GMT by

Trump surprises 11-year-old boy who mowed Rose Garden lawn

Trump surprises 11-year-old boy who mowed Rose Garden lawn

President Trump surprised an 11-year-old from Falls Church, Virginia, who had the honor of mowing the Rose Garden lawn today.

The president clapped in approval as he walked toward Frank "FX" Giaccio, who was hard at work cutting the grass. Trump gave Frank a high-five and a pat on the back.

“Future of the country right there, we’re lucky,” Trump said.

Trump then asked Frank what he wants to be when he grows up. Frank's answer: 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, introducing the young boy to reporters. The president then invited Frank, along with his father, into the Oval Office.

Frank wrote a letter to the White House earlier this year, asking for the honor to mow the White House lawn and "show the nation what young people like me are ready for."

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders shared Frank's letter at an August press briefing and announced Wednesday that the president had accepted his offer. On Wednesday, Sanders confirmed Giaccio would work with the groundskeeping crew and cut the grass in the Rose Garden lawn.