Mom of twins left in hot SUV grateful for Tyler Perry’s generosity

The Carroll County mother whose twins died after being left in a hot SUV said Wednesday she will be forever grateful to Tyler Perry. The entertainment mogul is paying for the funeral for the 16-month-olds girls.

“I really appreciate it,” Breal Ellis told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “This has shown me everyone has to love one another.”

Ariel Roxanne and Alaynah Maryanne North died last Thursday after being left in the back of their father’s SUV outside the family’s Carrollton home, according to police. Ellis left the girls with their father while she went to Grady Memorial Hospital to visit her sister, who had been critically injured in a car wreck.

During the day, Ellis checked in with Asa North to ask about the girls. North, 24, told her they were fine. But in reality, Ariel and Alaynah had somehow slipped North’s mind, and he left them in their car seats in the backseat of his Nissan Rogue, according to Carrollton police. By the time North found the girls, it was too late to save them.

The funeral for the twins will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Bethlehem Temple Church of a New Beginning.