Kim Kardashian visiting Alice Johnson in Memphis

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The effort eventually led the reality TV star to meet with the president and share the story of Johnson, who served 21 years of a life sentence for aiding a multimillion-dollar cocaine ring after losing her job and struggling to support her family.

"I love this lady", Johnson said as she hugged Kardashian West at Johnson's sister's home in Memphis.

The women appeared together in an interview NBC's "Today" show aired Thursday after they met face to face for the first time.

Kim Kardashian West met Wednesday with the woman she helped free from prison, Alice Marie Johnson.

In recent weeks, Kardashian West attended an Oval Office meeting with Trump to discuss the case, and then, just last week, he signed Johnson's clemency papers, a decision that resulted from the culmination of months of behind-the-scenes legal work.

"I think that you guys are going to be connected for a long time."@HodaKotb talks to @KimKardashian and Alice Johnson in their first joint interview, as the two share what it was like to meet for the first time.

"People have been asking me, 'Are you getting into politics?' and no, I'm still doing me", she noted.

"At first, I - I thought she knew because the news was starting to break and we had to get her on the phone", Kim explained.

The awesome thing about the pair's journey together is that when Johnson was first approached by Kardashian West, she admitted she didn't recognize her name. I've lived it, I've walked with them, I've cried with them.

During the interview, Alice also revealed to Hoda that after Kim took on her cause she kept a photo of the 37-year-old and her husband Kanye West in her Bible. Are you ready to go home?' When she said that, I went into full-fledged Pentecostal holy dance! She's working on living out her thank you by helping others. "I did not know her name", Johnson admitted. "This, like, fulfilled my heart, and so since I feel so fulfilled, why would I stop that?" I started reading everything that I could about her, and everyone was amazed. "Love you, Alice!" Johnson was sent to prison in 1996, 19 years before Snapchat introduced the filter options.

"I plan on continuing to magnify this issue".