The reality TV star and Kanye West made a surprise visit to heavily tattooed Paul Algarin, accompanied by a doctor.
AN EX-CON has started laser treatments to remove a distinctive facial tattoo – after Kim Kardashian and Kanye West secretly paid for the procedure.
The reality TV star and her husband swooped into Charlotte, North Carolina, to see Paul Algarin, who was released after serving seven years, and offered to help him start afresh.
The gesture follow's Kim's new social justice campaign, reportedly footing the bill to free inmates convicted of life in prison without parole.
Over three months, the reality star is said to have helped free 17 prisoners who were banged up for non-violent low-level drug offences.
And Kim has been busy making personal visits to some of the inmates she has helped free, as she is keen to help stop them from returning to a life of crime.
TMZ reports that,while he was caged, Paul told his twin sister, Azaria, he wanted to send Kim a letter asking about her prison reform work.
Azaria told him that Kim was unlikely to read or reply to his letter – but was proven wrong on Wednesday when the power couple flew to Charlotte to meet the starstruck twins and their mum, Sonya.
A stunned Azaria later posted a photo of the siblings with their mother, alongside Kim and Kanye, on Instagram, praising the surprise visit as a “special day that I will forever cherish”.
She explained that they even brought a doctor with them to have lunch with Paul and discussed “starting the procedure of removing my brother’s face tattoos.
"Recently my twin was released from central prison where he served an accumulation of seven years.
"He asked me for Kim's address so he could send her a letter and I rolled my eyes and never sent it.
"Eventually my mom sent it so he would stop harassing us."
Kim and Kanye taking time out of their busy schedules to come meet and sit with us was amazing and an experience we will always remember.
Paul Algarin's Mum, Sonya
Azaria went on: “Never in million years did I think Kim would write 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.
"Kim flew in to [Charlotte] with her doctor to have lunch with us and start the procedure of removing my brothers face tattoos (sic)."
Adding that she felt “so proud” of Paul, Azaria praised her twin for “taking steps in the right direction. I felt like we were children again & that he wasn’t gone for the last 7 years.”
According to local reports, he had been charged with bringing guns to a Fayetteville high school.
Their mum said that Kim flew to meet the family "to grant a request that my son asked her assistance with which was to remove a tattoo from his face.
"Thank God she received his letter and was happy to grant his request.
"Her work and dedication to helping others restart their lives and move forward with a more positive start is something that I am extremely grateful for and most appreciative."
The news follows Kim’s latest ambition to become a full-time lawyer, revealing she's already undertaking an apprenticeship with a San Francisco law firm - which she secretly started last year.
Azaria's Instagram photo of the superstars' visit got thousands of likes and many comments, including one woman who said: “A lot of lawyers I know are critical of Kim Kardashian’s decision to become a lawyer, but stories like this are exactly the reason why I’m not.
“She’s actually trying to make real change. Very happy for your family and good luck to your brother.”
In June last year, Kim successfully lobbied for the release of 62-year-old first-time drug offender Alice Johnson who was serving a life sentence in Alabama.
Trump agreed to pardon the great-grandmother after Kim met with the President at the White House.