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

Posted at 10:42 PM, Mar 30, 2015

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 teen son, daughter and step-daughter, 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 afterwards 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.