No one likes those rude teenagers that talk through the movies, but what happens when those terrible kids turn out to be your own children? Kyesha Smith Wood was mortified when her embarassed son admitted that his sisters’ behaved so badly another mother disciplined them. Not knowing what else to do, Wood tried to find the other mother on Facebook to apologize. She created a public Facebook post that quickly went viral,
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.”
Wood was quickly lauded for her good parenting as more and more people shared her Facebook post. It wasn’t long before she tracked down Rebecca Boyd, the woman who had disciplined her daughters. The two mothers were able to meet on an episode of ABC America. “I turned around and I said, ‘You know girls, we paid for this movie just like you did. Could you guys keep it down?’ They just laughed,” Boyd said in an interview with ABC News. “After I spoke to them, they seemed to not care. They just laughed in my face.”
Wood presented Boyd with her daughters’ allowance to pay for her family’s next movie night and a pair of hand written apology letters. Once the story made headlines, the teens were featured on numerous new programs including Inside Edition where they were forced to explain themselves and their rude behavior. As their story spread across the country, more people offered help to the Boyd family as concerned citizens began sending job offers to Boyd’s husband.