Credit: Kyesha Smith Wood Facebook
Meet Kyesha Smith Wood, the mother who apologized on Facebook when her teenage daughters disrespected another mother inside a movie house. The mother from Birmingham, Alabama posted her apology on her Facebook page on Saturday, March 28, 2015. It eventually reached the person concerned and the two mothers talked the way all mothers should talk.
According to Wood’s post, she dropped her son, teenage daughter, and step daughter off at Tannehill Premiere to watch Cinderella. But when the kids got home, the son told her that the two 13-year old girls were “rude and obnoxious” against a mother while inside the movie theater that day.
“The woman I’m looking for addressed them and asked them to be quiet and they were disrespectful. After the movie she approached my girls and told them that her husband had been laid off and this was the last movie she would be able to take her daughter to for a while and my girls ruined that for her.” Kyesha wrote.
“If you are this woman, please message me. I can assure you that these girls are being strongly dealt with and appropriately punished. This rude, disrespectful, and awful behavior is unacceptable and they owe you an apology.” The humble mother added, noting that she and her husband will write them an apology letter.
Wood’s Facebook post was shared by thousands of people including the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. It eventually reached to the knowledge of Rebecca Boyd, the mother her teenage daughters showed some disrespect while watching a movie. Ms. Boyd sent a message to Ms. Wood and their story went viral.
“I am the mom from the movie theater…I was very upset and disappointed in the girls behavior…the note from their mom brought me to tears and shows there is still good people in the world.” Rebecca Boyd of Adger, Alabama wrote on her comment on the Facebook post of Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
“I have no hard feelings towards them and I am proud of their parents. The girls are not bad…they are children. Glad they are learning a lesson. I hope if my teenagers are out and they act up…I hope someone says something to them.” Boyd added, who later received job offers and support from concerned citizens.
“I thanked her for correcting my girls in my absence and letting them know that they were wrong. A lot of times people get nervous about saying something to a stranger’s kids. But it takes a village to raise our kids.” Kyesha Smith Wood told ABC 33/40, adding that Rebecca Boyd is the real hero in this story.