WATCH: Kyesha Smith Wood was so appalled of her kids’ behaviour at a screening of the movie Cinderella that she reached out to the moviegoer, who’s night was ruined by the incident, offering a public apology on Facebook.
TORONTO – An Alabama mom is being praised after she reached out on Facebook to make up for her daughters’ “disrespectful” behaviour at a movie theater.
Kyesha Smith Wood wrote in a public post on Facebook that her daughter, stepdaughter, and son went to see Cinderella at the Tannehill Premier outside of Birmingham, Alabama and, according to her son, “my girls were rude and obnoxious during the movie.”
Her son told her that a woman, who had asked them to be quiet during the movie, approached them afterwards and said her husband had been laid off and she was enjoying what could be the last movie for a long while with her daughter.
“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.”
Wood went on to say she was forcing their daughters to write an apology letter and would pay for the family’s next movie and snacks out of her daughters’ allowance, if the woman could contact her.
And the woman, Rebecca Boyd, did. The post has been shared 4,664 times and counting, and eventually got to the Facebook wall of Boyd.
“I was just like, ‘Wow!’ You don’t see parents react like that anymore,” Boyd told CBS News.
“That’s rare to find a parent that appreciated that and that was properly punishing their children,”
The Facebook post also got picked up by the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Office, which shared the post and generated another 51,000 shares and 257,000 likes.
It also wrote a fitting conclusion to the story, writing on March 29, that “the mother with great parenting skills did find the person she was looking for.”
“They have been in touch with one another and all is being set right. Nothing but grace and class on the part of both these ladies.”