Watch "CNN Tonight" at 10 p.m. ET Thursday for Van Jones' exclusive interview with Kim Kardashian West on her reaction to President Donald Trump's commutation of Alice Marie Johnson.
And thank them she did as soon as she left an Alabama prison after 21 years behind bars.
"I feel like my life is starting over again," an emotional Johnson told reporters outside the prison in Aliceville.
the first-time nonviolent drug offender's life sentence on Wednesday, one week after Kardashian pleaded her case in an Oval Office meeting with the President.
Johnson admitted that she didn't know much about Kardashian before the starlet became involved in her case. But, over time, they formed a bond, and Kardashian was the one to break the clemency news to Johnson in a phone call with her lawyers.
"I started screaming, and crying and jumping. I think I lost it for a moment," Johnson recalled.
"I want to tell Kim, my angel, that you never gave up on me. You never gave up your fight. You were relentless and it has paid off beautifully for me and my family on this day."