On Tuesday, President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden traveled to Plains, Georgia, to celebrate the life and legacy of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Mrs. Carter passed away peacefully at her home in Plains on Saturday at the age of 94. Biden, who had forged a strong bond with the Carters over the years, “praised Mrs. Carter’s dedication to public service, her groundbreaking work on mental health, her many philanthropic efforts and her outspokenness on a range of issues,” according to the White House. During his visit, Biden held a private meeting with the Carters’ daughter, Amy Carter, as well as other family members, including son Jack Carter and grandchildren, to offer his condolences. In a statement released on Sunday, Biden said the former First Lady “led a life defined by unselfishness” and “ gave her all in support of her husband and causes she believed in.” He noted that “she dedicated her life to making a positive and lasting impact in the lives of millions of people across America and all over the world — in efforts to promote peace and justice, women’s rights, and mental health.” Mrs. Carter often served as partner to her husband, Jimmy Carter, during his presidency, accompanying him on international diplomatic trips and helping to advance his priorities. She also led many humanitarian initiatives of her own, advocating for the rights of those suffering from mental illnesses, promoting better nutrition worldwide, and serving as Honorary Chair of the Carter Center in Atlanta. Both outside and within the White House, Mrs. Carter’s impact will be felt for years to come. Although Biden was unable to offer his public condolences in person, his trip to Plains shows the respect the President had for his longtime friend and First Lady.