11-Year-Old Boy Mows White House Lawn After Writing Letter to Trump

The exterior view of the south side of the White House is seen May 31, 2005 in Washington, D.C. Getty Images

An 11-year-old, lawn care–obsessed Virginia boy mowed the White House lawn on Friday—and was so focused on his work that he barely budged when President Trump ventured over during the gardening.

Frank Giaccio of Falls Church, Virginia, did get a high five from the president to whom he had written to express his desire to cut the lawn in August.

"I always wanted to do something big," he explained to CNN. 

Frank, who operates his own lawn-mowing business, had told President Trump in his August letter that it would be his "honor" to 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," Frank wrote. 

"The president is committed to keeping the American dream alive for kids like Frank, and we're all looking forward to having him here," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Wednesday. 

Frank's hard work inspired a frenzy of support on social media, turning the pint-sized powerhouse into an American hero. 

Frank was not paid for his work at the Executive Mansion, though he typically charges $8 per lawn.  

It is unclear what Frank and the president chatted about when Trump strolled over to check on the work. Before the encounter, Frank said he didn't plan to ask Trump anything.

"It actually depends on what is he going to ask me. Then, I'll answer that," he said.

"My dad did not think I was going to meet [Trump], but when I saw the president just walking down and he turned...I was like, well, that's that," Frank told reporters

It is unclear if President Trump, who grew up in wealth in leafy Queens, New York, has ever mowed a lawn on his own. Newsweek reached out to the White House, but no response has been issued.