A 95-year-old D-Day veteran had the opportunity to meet Melania Trump in France during the commemorations of the 75th anniversary of D-Day and even managed to get a high-five.
On Thursday, June 6, 2019, U.S. veteran Harold Terence received his Legion of Honor medal from French President Emmanuel Macron but his interaction with Melania was the highlight of his day.
In a video being shared online, Terence can be seen reaching out for a high-five as Melania crosses the stage and he was thrilled when she grasped his hand.
Harold Terence | Photo: Daily Mail
A SERIOUS CASE OF STAGE FRIGHT
Despite being very excited for seeing his effort being corresponded, Terence later confessed that what he really wanted from the First Lady of the U.S. was a hug.
According to the veteran, earlier that day he made a bet with a friend that he would get a hug from Melania, but when the moment finally came, he just "froze."
"We shook hands and my daughter took a picture and I froze. I wanted to put my arms around her but I didn't. I know she would have Ok'd it. I froze and I didn't do it."
Melania Trump sitting next to Donald Trump at the D-day 75 Commemorations in Portsmouth, England | Photo: Getty Images
NOT EVERYTHING WAS LOST
The 95-year-old might have missed his once-in-a-lifetime chance to hug Melania, but he is still happy because he has a picture of himself holding hands with her.
Born and raised in the Bronx, in New York City, Terence served his country after joining the army at the age of 19, becoming a radio operator during World War II.
Harold Terence's Legion of Honor medal | Photo: Daily Mail
Although the veteran is not a fan of Donald Trump and his office,Terence still claimed that he respects the President and his administration, just like he would if it was George Washington or Abraham Lincoln.
BREAKING HEARTS WHEREVER SHE GOES
But Terence wasn't the only D-Day veteran who fell head over heels for Melania. Thomas Cuthbert, from Elmstead Market, told Trump that if he was 20 years younger he would try his luck with the First Lady.
The 93-year-old met the First Couple at a reception in Portsmouth and, after hearing Cuthbert's comment, the U.S. President chuckled and shook his hand, telling him that he would certainly be able to handle Melania.