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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Mom uses Facebook to make amends for teens' rude behavior; makes them apologize
Alabama mother, Kyesha Smith Wood knew it was going to be a long shot but she sent out a public message on her Facebook page, nonetheless. She wanted to reach out and apologize to a woman who had been treated rudely by her daughter and stepdaughter in a local theater showing of “Cinderella” last weekend.
The two girls were talking during the film and when the woman asked them to be quiet, they became “rude and obnoxious” towards her. After the film, the woman approached the girls and told them that because her husband had been laid off, this would be the last movie she would be able to take her daughter to for a while,” reported Fox 8 News, March 30. Of course, the girls’ actions kind of ruined the experience and when their mother found out, she was “disappointed and ashamed,” and she set out to make amends with her post.
"This rude, disrespectful, and awful behavior is unacceptable and they owe you an apology," Wood wrote. "Please message me if this is you. I apologize profusely for their disrespect."
The post was shared tens of thousands of times on Facebook, wrote AL.com; the Jefferson County Sheriff even shared it. At some point, it reached the woman in question, Rebecca Boyd.
After connecting with Boyd, Wood related that she and her husband have had their daughters write letters of apology to the Boyd family. The daughters are also to contribute their allowances to fund the Boyd’s next movie outing, tickets and snacks paid.
To set things even more right, it seems that the publicity of this story has been so great that support and job offers have been knocking on the Boyd’s door. And as far as how the girls are faring in this matter, ABC 7 notes that they are more than remorseful and probably will never treat anyone like that again.
*originally published on the now defunct Examiner.com