TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Many have been sharing fond memories of former president Jimmy Carter following the news that he has entered home hospice care.

On Feb. 21, the son of a former Terre Haute Mayor, Pete Chalos, shared the story of when his father spoke with President Carter on the phone.

Jim Chalos says his father got the opportunity to talk to many leaders over the years, mentioning that the phone conversation with President Carter was a very memorable one for his father.

He said his father had a good judge of character and had nice things to say about the conversation with President Carter.

“He said that he was really truly a genuine human being and not just that, but just an honest and a good man, from his conversations with the president, and I think that bodes to who he became even after his presidency in working with all of the charities and the folks that he did afterwards,” said Chalos.

After his presidency, Carter founded the Carter Center, a non-profit focused on human rights, democracy, and public health.

Cater is also well known for his work with Habitat for Humanity.