A reality television star and a Memphis grandmother recently released from prison met in Southaven on Wednesday.
Kim Kardashian-West used her star power to persuade President Donald Trump to commute the prison sentence of Alice Marie Johnson.
Johnson was convicted of drug charges in 1996 and sentenced to life in prison. It was her first criminal conviction.
Johnson was released from prison June 6. Some of her first publicly spoken words included gratitude for Kardashian-West and Trump.
Through all of that, Johnson and Kardashian-West had not met.
That changed June 13.
Kardashian-West flew into Memphis and drove down to Southaven to meet with the woman she helped free from imprisonment.
The pair met and hugged as part of a photoshoot for Kardashian-West's reality show and NBC's TODAY Show.
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