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Kim Kardashian traveled to North Carolina earlier this week to help a man recently freed from prison.
Azaria Algarin, a Charlotte resident, shared a photo of her family posing with Kardashian and Kanye West, explaining in the caption how the reality TV star chose to help her 24-year-old brother, Paul Algarin, after Kardashian received a letter from him presumably explaining his plight.
“Recently my brother was released from central prison where he served an accumulation of 7 years,” Azaria wrote in a caption that’s since been deleted, according to PEOPLE. “Throughout my brothers time in prison he shared his dreams, aspirations, and goals with me — I always thought some were unrealistic & silly.”
She recalled her brother asking for Kardashian’s address so that he could send a letter, but Azaria said she “rolled [her] eyes” and never sent it, although her mother eventually did. Paul’s requests were not in vain, however, as Azaria explained Kardashian did, in fact, come to help, not long after she attended the star-studded Met gala.
“Fast forward to yesterday. Kim flew in to CLT with her doctor to have lunch with us & start the procedure of removing my brothers face tattoos,” Azaria wrote. “Never in a million years did I think Kim would write him back (or even read his letter), fly in right after the met gala (not to mention her 4th baby is due at any minute), invest in our family & laugh / relate to us over the smallest things.”
“I’m so proud of my brother for taking steps in the right direction. Our relationship hasn’t been the easiest,” she continued. “I pushed him away for years out of hurt for his absence, but yesterday was all the feels. I felt like we were children again & that he wasn’t gone for the last 7 years. Such a special day that I will forever cherish.”
Azaria's post solved a social media mystery, as photos had begun to spread on Twitter of Kardashian and West boarding a plane to Charlotte, with many theorizing the famous couple was planning to help release an inmate there, something Kardashian has become known for in recent months.
The 38-year-old mother of three (with another on the way via surrogate) is currently studying to become a lawyer, and has reportedly helped a team of female lawyers get 17 people released from prison over the last three months, according to CBS News.
Her interest in criminal justice achieved widespread attention last year, after she successfully petitioned President Donald Trump to release Alice Johnson, a grandmother serving a life sentence for a first-time drug offense.
In an apparent response to backlash regarding her decision to pursue a career in law, Kardashian assured her followers in an Instagram post that she has no intention of “[staying] in her lane.”
“I want people to understand that there is nothing that should limit your pursuit of your dreams, and the accomplishment of new goals,” she wrote. “You can create your own lanes, just as I am.”
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