Despite the recent challenges brought by hurricane devastation, as well as confronting controversial political issues, President Donald Trump and the White House managed to show a lighter side today. Trump took time out from his busy schedule to greet the 11-year-old kid who volunteered to mow the White House lawn for free on Friday. Trump was such in high and jovial spirits that he even got ‘chummy’ with the boy and gave him a high-five as appreciation for his efforts.
The kid named Frank from Virginia wrote a letter to the White House to promote his own neighborhood yard business and at the same time offered his free services for Trump’s official residence in Washington, D.C. The kid said in his letter that it would be an “honor” for him to mow the White House lawn for some weekend just for the President.
The boy also mentioned in his letter his admiration for Trump’s business background which is significant to him since he also started his “own business.” The enterprising boy even offered Trump with a list of services he could do.
The boy’s adorable letter was read by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a press briefing last month. Sanders said then: “The President is committed to keeping the American Dream alive for kids like Frank and we’re all looking forward to having him here.”
Sanders also shared then that Trump was very supportive of the idea of the kid coming over and he even offered to invite him to see “how the U.S. Park Service maintains the 18 acres of the White House complex.”
Frank was indeed given a chance to mow the White House lawn, and so preoccupied was he with his task at hand that he did not even realized at first the moment when the White House’s main occupant was already approaching him. Eventually,Frank turned around and shook hands with Trump.
Trump, a grandfather of eight kids, and whose youngest child with First Lady Melania -Barron- is of the same age with Frank, showed tenderness to the young “mower” when he also gave him a high-five and patted him on the back. He was also impressed with the boy’s work.