*Sometimes our little knuckleheads can put us in some pretty awkward situations. I remember being a young mother out in the supermarket with my toddler. If she didn’t get what she wanted, she’d do her “falling out” on the floor thing. It used to embarrass me because all the people would give those silly, accusing, phony smiles – and I’d pick her up and rush her out of the store. This, of course, was before I got wise and showed her that when she fell out, mommy would keep walking like she didn’t even know her.
She caught on and got bored after a while and stopped doing it.
But the daughters’ in this story are not toddlers; and obviously, their mother felt they should’ve known better.
Kyesha Smith Wood dropped her son, daughter, and stepdaughter off at the theater this past weekend to see the new “Cinderella” film and apparently the girls acted loud, rude and unruly while the movie was on.
Afterwards, the son told on his 13-year-old sisters, who had ended up being disrespectful to movie-goer Rebecca Boyd. The woman had asked the girls to stop talking, but they refused. Once the film was over, Boyd told them it would be one of the last movie trips for her family since her husband just got laid off, according to ABC 3340.
Upon hearing the about the incident, the girls’ mother (Wood) was furious.
Sidebar: This is where we’ve really got to give it up to social media, because when its used properly, it works wonders.
Woods then took to Facebook to find the woman and offer her free movie tickets. She knew there was no guarantee the message would get to her. But it did. Her sincere apology on behalf of her daughters’ rude behavior towards another mother at a movie theater in Alabama went viral.
Here’s what Wood said,
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 bee…n 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.
Woods’ friendly and honorable post was seen by more than 200,000 people on Saturday — including Rebecca Boyd, who replied.
She thanked Wood for her warm apology. And now the women have met (pictured above) and even have plans to catch a movie together with their children.
This is the stuff films are made of!!!
But all that attention aside, Wood still is not distracted from her original plans to discipline her daughters. They will have to use some of their allowance money to treat Boyd to a film and on top of that, will have penned an apology letter.
Way to go mom!