108-Year-Old 'Grandson of a Slave' Shakes Hands With President Obama

President Obama met Lester Townsend last week.

ByABC News
June 7, 2016, 10:03 AM

— -- It was a touching moment: Lester Townsend, a 108-year-old self-described "grandson of a slave" meeting with President Obama.

“The grandson of a slave shaking hands with the president of the United States,” Townsend said as shook the president's hand last week.

“Oh, man," the president said. "That’s something right there.”

The White House released this video of Townsend's first-ever meeting with a president.

“I never thought I’d live to see this,” Townsend said.