Frank Giaccio, from Falls Church, Va., may be an 11 year old whose lawn-mowing career is peaking.
He mowed the White House lawn today. He had sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking for the opportunity to mow the lawn around the Rose Garden.
Safety glasses, ear plugs, gloves? Good form, son.
11-year-old Frank Giaccio gets to mow lawn at the White House after sending a letter earlier this year making request. pic.twitter.com/ysTyuM6w4a
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 15, 2017
This is believed to be the first time in U.S. history a TV network has provided live coverage of a kid mowing a lawn. The solid handshake at 3:28 an instant classic, by the way.
“I’d like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for,” he said in a letter to the White House. “I admire your business background and have started my own business.”
We’ll ignore the fact this picture shows you missed a spot, kid.
In his defense, could you mow a straight line while the president of the United States is trying to talk to you?
Presumably, the White House groundskeepers will quietly go over the lawn again once the media disappears, pretty much like you did when your kid got his first lawnmowing gig for a neighbor.
Discussion point: When’s the last time a kid knocked on your door asking if you wanted your lawn mowed?
(h/t: Brian Bakst)