The first words Marrocco uttered to his doctors afterward were, "I love you."
Marrocco still does not have the full range of motion, but we watched him wheel himself in to talk to reporters.
"It's like I went back four years and I'm me again," said Marrocco.
He's ready to start living his old life again, like driving the car still parking in his garage.
More importantly, he's starting that positive attitude with other amputees.
Doctors say it'll take two to three years before he can fully use his limbs.
Marrocco is only the seventh person in the U.S. to undergo a successful double hand transplant.