Journalist Laura Ling has not forgotten how former President Bill Clinton rescued her from captivity in North Korea last August. And now she’s paying him tribute.

Ling and her husband Iain Clayton welcomed a daughter, Li Jefferson Clayton, on Wednesday. Her first name is in honor of Ling’s celebrity sister, Lisa Ling. reports:

As for Li’s middle name, Jefferson, Lisa Ling explains it is in tribute to William Jefferson Clinton. “He has checked in on me several times to see how I’m doing,” Laura told PEOPLE, “and has been so concerned and caring. He’s such a wonderful human being.”

Congratulations to the new parents.

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