Former Vice President Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreCalifornia dreamin’ in the 2020 presidential race Santorum: Dems have a chance in 2020 if they pick someone ‘unexpected’ Don’t romanticize Bush now that he’s gone — learn from him MORE on Tuesday said that former President George H.W. Bush made a "touching call" to him after Gore conceded the 2000 presidential election to then-candidate George W. Bush. 

"I remember when I gave my second and final concession speech in 2000, I was in the Secret Service car going back to the vice president's residence, and it was President George H.W. Bush calling me on the telephone and he was overcome with emotion and he said the kindest things. It was really a touching call," Gore said Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show. 

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Bush died on Friday at the age of 94. 

Gore was the Democratic nominee for president in 2000 and was the vice president from 1993 through 2000 after he and former President Clinton defeated George H.W. Bush and Vice President Dan Quayle in the 1992 election. 

Gore also said during his "Today" interview that he planned to attend Bush's funeral on Wednesday at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

Gore added that Bush "left a legacy of extraordinary integrity and grace."

"I remember his personal kindness. I was impressed by his intense love of our country," Gore said.