The star scored an invite to the White House for its Greek Independence Day celebration Thursday

By Rennie Dyball
Updated April 17, 2015 12:25 PM
Credit: Courtesy John Stamos

John Stamos scored quite an exclusive invitation on Thursday.

The actor was invited by President Obama to attend the Greek Independence Day reception at the White House, where the commander-in-chief spoke personally with the star.

“Obama told John that his daughters used to watch Full House but now they’re into Vine,” a source tells PEOPLE.

The president asked Stamos, 51, what he’s working on and the star said a new comedy for Fox, according to the source. “Obama said he likes Fox’s comedy programming and that John was the best looking Greek around.” (No scoop on the Full House reboot details, Mr. President?)

Stamos captioned an Instagram photo of himself with the president: “Celebrating Greek Independence Day with the #POTUS.”

Obama hosted the reception in the East Room of the White House, along with Vice President Joe Biden. Prominent members of the Greek American community including Archbishop Demetrios also attended, along with Greece’s Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.

Stamos recently shot the pilot for Fox’s Grandpa, in which he stars as Jimmy, a longtime bachelor who discovers he’s both a father and a grandfather.