In 2012, Malala Yousafzai nearly died. The teenager was riding home from school when a Taliban gunman climbed on board her bus, pointed a pistol at her head and pulled the trigger.
Miraculously, Malala survived and the 16-year-old has since become a global advocate for human rights. Her memoir, “I am Malala,” was released Tuesday and that phrase has become a rallying cry for the right to education, especially for women and girls.
She appeared on The Daily Show to share her story and raise awareness for her cause… and honestly, it restores your faith in humanity. For every terrorist, for every individual that wants to hurt or malign or oppress, there are people like Malala in the world.
Please watch this clip from the interview, because it will give you chills. Her composure, her intelligence and her bravery are overwhelming.