Mom's Apology For Rude Theater Behavior Goes Viral

| by Zara Zhi

A mom from Alabama was so appalled at how her teens behaved in a movie theater that she took to social media and publicly apologized for it, gaining mass support.

Kyesha Smith Wood dropped her teenage daughter and stepdaughter off at a screening of “Cinderella.” But her children ruined the family outing and movie-going experience for the rest of the audience with their rude behavior.

Her daughters even disrespected another mother, Rebecca Boyd, during the movie. When Boyd asked them to quiet down, they responded rudely. After the movie, Boyd told them her husband was laid off from work and that movie was probably the last one in a while for her family.

Determined to find Boyd and apologize, Wood went on Facebook and shared a message on a community page.

The embarrassed mother wrote this formal apology on behalf of her kids:

This is a long shot, but I'm looking for a woman that was at Tannehill Premier tonight seeing Cinderella at 7pm. I dropped my teenage daughter, step daughter, and son off at the movie. My son later told me, much to my humiliation and embarrassment, that my girls were rude and obnoxious during the movie. 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. 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. My husband and I are having them write your apology letter tonight and we would like to pay for your next movie and snacks out of their allowance. Please message me if this is you. I apologize profusely for their disrespect.”

The post was later shared on the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office page and became viral, with more than 200,000 likes, according to WBMA.

Boyd eventually communicated with Wood.

"She's the most gracious, kind and forgiving woman. I am so humbled by that and I've been telling people the real hero of the story is her," Wood says. "She took it upon herself to correct my girls and [no] one else around them did."

Sources: WBMA, Kyesha Smith Wood/Facebook / Photo credit: WBMA via KABC

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