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Tyler Perry Offers To Pay Funeral Costs For Twins Who Passed Away In Hot Car

The filmmaker reached out to the twins' mother after seeing an interview she did on Atlanta's Channel 2 Action News.
Tyler Perry Offers To Pay Funeral Costs For Twins Who Passed Away In Hot Car
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15-month-old twins Ariel Roxanne North and Alaynah Maryanne North were found dead on Thursday after their father left them unattended in a hot car. He’s now facing two counts of involuntary manslaughter and charges of reckless conduct, and the girls’ mother Breal Ellis recently gave a heartbreaking interview to WSB-TV Atlanta. 

“I was with them every day and the one day I left…I just want to tell them I’m sorry,” she said. “They didn’t deserve to die like that or to die, period, but I know they’re in heaven.”

In the interview, Ellis also told Channel 2 reporter Dave Huddleston that she was having trouble getting the money together for a funeral and had created a GoFundMe page.

According to WSB-TV Atlanta, Perry reached out to Huddleston after seeing Ellis on Monday night’s broadcast.

This isn’t the first time the actor/director has given back. In 2009, he sponsored a Disney World trip for 65 Philadelphia kids who had been shunned by a local swim club. And more recently, the Madea creator flew his staffers to Copenhagen to meet Beyoncé.