Trump surprises 11-year-old who volunteered to mow the White House lawn

The president got what you might call a grassroots display of support at the White House, welcoming an 11-year-old Virginia boy who offered to help cut the lawn.

President Donald Trump high-fived Frank Giaccio, who lives in the Washington suburb of Falls Church. The White House says Frank wrote Trump to say he admires the president’s business acumen and runs his own neighborhood lawn-care business.

Frank was so focused on pushing the lawn mower, he didn’t notice Trump had emerged to greet him until the president was next to him in the Rose Garden.

Trump says Frank is “the future of the country” and will soon be “very famous.”

Frank said he wants to be a Navy SEAL, to which Trump exclaimed, “He’ll make it.” (AP)

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Trump surprises 11-year-old who volunteered to mow the White House lawn

11-year-old Frank “FX” Giaccio mows the grass in the Rose Garden of the White House September 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Giaccio, from Falls Church, Virginia, who runs a business called FX Mowing, wrote a letter to Trump expressing admiration for Trump’s business background and offered to mow the White House grass. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Trump surprises 11-year-old who volunteered to mow the White House lawn

President Donald Trump looks on as 11-years-old Frank Giaccio cuts the Rose Garden grass at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 15, 2017. Frank, who wrote a letter to Trump offering to mow the White House lawn, was invited to work for a day at the White House along the National Park Service staff. (Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Trump surprises 11-year-old who volunteered to mow the White House lawn

Frank Giaccio, 11, of Falls Church, Va., turns his head as he is surprised by President Donald Trump while mowing the lawn of the Rose Garden, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at the White House in Washington. The 11-year-old, who wrote the president requesting to mow the lawn at the White House, was so focused on the job at hand the he didn’t notice the president until he was right next to him. At left is a member of the National Park Service. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Trump surprises 11-year-old who volunteered to mow the White House lawn

President Donald Trump high fives Frank Giaccio, 11, of Falls Church, Virginia, as he mows the lawn in the Rose Garden of the White House on September 15, 2017, in Washington, DC.
Giaccio, who has his own lawn mowing business wrote a letter to the President asking if he could mow the lawn at the White House. (Photo: Mike Theiler/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump surprises 11-year-old who volunteered to mow the White House lawn

President Donald Trump shakes hands with 11-years-old Frank Giaccio as he cuts the Rose Garden grass at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 15, 2017. Frank, who wrote a letter to Trump offering to mow the White House lawn, was invited to work for a day at the White House along the National Park Service staff. (Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Trump surprises 11-year-old who volunteered to mow the White House lawn

Frank Giaccio, 11, of Falls Church, Va., holds his arms up in the air after being surprised by President Donald Trump, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, while mowing the lawn of the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington. The 11-year-old, who wrote the president requesting to mow the lawn at the White House, was so focused on the job at hand the he didn’t notice the president until he was right next to him. At left is Frank’s father, Greg Giaccio. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Trump surprises 11-year-old who volunteered to mow the White House lawn

11-year-old Frank “FX” Giaccio (L), with U.S. President Donald Trump (R), starts his lawnmower while mowing the grass in the Rose Garden of the White House September 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Giaccio, from Falls Church, Virginia, who runs a business called FX Mowing, wrote a letter to Trump expressing admiration for Trump’s business background and offered to mow the White House grass. Also pictured is Frank’s father, Greg Giaccio (L). (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Trump surprises 11-year-old who volunteered to mow the White House lawn

11-year-old Frank “FX” Giaccio (L) gets a pat on the back from U.S. President Donald Trump (C) while mowing the grass in the Rose Garden of the White House September 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Giaccio, from Falls Church, Virginia, who runs a business called FX Mowing, wrote a letter to Trump expressing admiration for Trump’s business background and offered to mow the White House grass. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Trump surprises 11-year-old who volunteered to mow the White House lawn

President Donald Trump welcomes 11-years-old Frank Giaccio as he cuts the Rose Garden grass at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 15, 2017. Frank, who wrote a letter to Trump offering to mow the White House lawn, was invited to work for a day at the White House along the National Park Service staff. (Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

Trump surprises 11-year-old who volunteered to mow the White House lawn

President Donald Trump (R) watches as 11-year-old Frank “FX” Giaccio (L) mows the grass in the Rose Garden of the White House September 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Giaccio, from Falls Church, Virginia, who runs a business called FX Mowing, wrote a letter to Trump expressing admiration for Trump’s business background and offered to mow the White House grass. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Trump surprises 11-year-old who volunteered to mow the White House lawn

Frank Giaccio, 11, of Falls Church, Va., is focused as he mows the lawn of the Rose Garden, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at the White House in Washington. The 11-year-old wrote President Donald Trump requesting to mow the lawn at the White House. (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

Trump surprises 11-year-old who volunteered to mow the White House lawn

President Donald Trump (R) walks with 11-year-old Frank “FX” Giaccio (L) while he mows the grass in the Rose Garden of the White House September 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Giaccio, from Falls Church, Virginia, who runs a business called FX Mowing, wrote a letter to Trump expressing admiration for Trump’s business background and offered to mow the White House grass. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Trump surprises 11-year-old who volunteered to mow the White House lawn

11-year-old Frank “FX” Giaccio mows the grass in the Rose Garden of the White House September 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Giaccio, from Falls Church, Virginia, who runs a business called FX Mowing, wrote a letter to Trump expressing admiration for Trump’s business background and offered to mow the White House grass. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Trump surprises 11-year-old who volunteered to mow the White House lawn

President Donald Trump talks to members of the press pool at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 15, 2017. (Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters)

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