Kyesha Wood dropped off her teenage daughter, stepdaughter and son off at the Tannehill Premiere Cinema 14 in Bessemer, Alabama, on March 27.
Much to her embarrassment, her son came back from the screening of "Cinderella" and told her that his sisters, who are both 13, behaved badly.
Wood wrote on Facebook, "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.”
Wood asked the woman to contact her and offered to use her daughters’ allowances to pay for their next movie outing. The girls were also required to write a letter of apology.
"This rude, disrespectful, and awful behavior is unacceptable and they owe you an apology," Wood wrote.
Sgt. Jack Self saw Wood's post and shared it on the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Facebook page. The post received more than 250,000 likes and more than 10,000 comments, including one from Rebecca Boyd.
"I am the mom from the movie theatre," Boyd wrote. "I had taken my daughter to see 'Cinderella'... 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. I have no hard feelings towards them and I am proud of their parents. The girls are not 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 and Wood got in touch. "She's the most gracious, kind and forgiving woman," Wood told ABC 33/40. "I am so humbled by that."
The girls have learned their lesson and Boyd said the story has resulted in job offers and support for her family.
Source: ABC 33/40
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