During President Donald Trump’s trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Thursday, there were many heartwarming moments between the wounded service members and their commander in chief.
During one conversation, John Peck, who is in a wheelchair, had a surprise to show Trump. On the back of his wheelchair he had a big “Trump” bumper sticker with an American flag:quad2doubleamp/Instagram
When Trump saw the sticker, he absolutely loved it:
Pres Trump applauds when shown Trump bumper sticker on back of serviceman’s wheel chair. pic.twitter.com/zcyvdgMwte
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 21, 2017
Peck was wounded in Afghanistan in 2010 and lost all of his limbs from an IED explosion. He was approved to have a bilateral upper arm transplant. It has not been an easy journey, but Peck has persevered it through it all.
“But Today we had the special honor of meeting our president, and that’s not even the best part. My friend brought this up to me ‘How did it feel not only to meet the president but to shake his hand but not with your hand but with somebody else’s?’ Well it was awesome,” he wrote in an Instagram post.
Trump also had the opportunity to award the Purple Heart to another wounded military member. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called it “one of the most powerful moments” of her life.
Watch the moment below.