Lil Wayne Military Seal of Approval

3/8/2016 10:28 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0308-lil-wayne-tmz-01Lil Wayne's a modern day Bob Hope ... bringing his private jet to a screeching halt to rub elbows with U.S. Marines.

Wayne's plane was already on the tarmac at Indianapolis International Airport when he spotted a C-130 taxiing alongside of his jet. Wayne told the pilot to turn around and park the aircraft next to the military plane.

The rapper got out and greeted 30 Marines, and the respect he showed deeply moved some of them.

Marine Staff Sgt. Robert Luther (above) tells us Wayne and his crew were extremely gracious and made their day.