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Alabama mom issues public apology on Facebook for her kids’ behavior at movies

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A moviegoer in Alabama got a personal apology from the mom of two teenage girls who were disruptive during a showing of “Cinderella.” But the apology started out as a Facebook post trying to find her.

Kyesha Smith Wood, of Birmingham, Alabama, dropped off her teenage son, daughter and stepdaughter, who are both 13, at the movies, according to ABC News.

She found out later that the girls were rude and disruptive during the movie and one woman had approached them afterward to let them know that because of her husband’s job loss, this was the last movie her family would be attending in a long while … and that the girls’ behavior had ruined it for them.

Wood took to social media to try to find the woman:

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Facebook page shared the post, and it soon went viral. Eventually, it reached Rebecca Boyd of Adger, Alabama, who responded that she was the woman from the movie theater.

Boyd contacted Wood, who is having the girls write personal notes of apology and contribute their allowance money to the Boyd family’s next movie outing.

Several people have also offered support and job offers for the Boyd family.

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3 comments

  • The Decider

    Good for her. Parenting done right. Its great when a parent holds their children to higher standards. Its a true shame so many kids, and people in general, can be so rude and later feel remorse simply because they were caught. If only people looked at how their actions affect others. This mother seems like a great person and a true asset to society. So proud of her for going out of her way to make things right.

  • wowjustwow

    If only more parents took this kind of action to provide discipline for their children…unfortunately, this is more the exception than the rule nowadays.