Meeting Nelson Mandela, From Chelsea Clinton (VIDEO)

03/17/2014 10:47 am ET | Updated Mar 17, 2014

A moment that stood out for Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, while living in the White House, was the time she got to meet the great Nelson Mandela. Her recollection of that moment was fascinating to hear about.

Nelson Mandela and his wife became very good friends of the Clinton family when Chelsea was growing up, and Chelsea first met him when she was a young teenager.

“He was extraordinary because of both who he was and how he decided to lead his life with quiet but fierce humility,” Chelsea said. “He stood for what is right, moral and just. “

Chelsea was moved by Nelson Mandela’s wonderful sense of humor. “He had such an infectious laugh,” she recalled.

For more information about the Clinton Global Initiative University, visit www.cgiu.org

For more of Chelsea's life and career, view the slideshow below:

Life And Career Of Chelsea Clinton

See more clips

Add Marlo On Facebook:

Follow Marlo on Twitter:


Follow Marlo on Pinterest

My Weekly Newsletter - Marlo ThomasWeekly Newsletter

Sign up to receive my email newsletter each week - It will keep you up-to-date on upcoming articles, Mondays with Marlo guests, videos, and more!

Suggest a correction