When you are little you have no real concept of what politicians are or what they do. Somehow I did grasp the importance of Nelson Mandela. What I remember most of all his public appearances was his radiant smile. He always smiled this great big smile. Despite all the horrible things he went through, despite all the hardships, there was the smile. He forgave his oppressors, he still believed in the good in people. He was a truly exeptionally inspiring man and he will be missed by the world.
R.I.P. Nelson Mandela (1918 - 2013)