Kyesha Smith Wood was overcome with feelings of humiliation after her daughters decided to be rude and obnoxious to other movie-goers at a showing of the new Cinderella movie.
One woman, Rebecca Boyd, was out with her daughter to see the movie and when the girls’ behavior became disruptive she attempted to correct them. The girls were adamant in their disrespectful manner and continued to act out.
After the movie Boyd approached the teens and told them that her husband had been laid off. Cinderella was the last movie she would be able to see with her daughter for the foreseeable future and Wood’s girls all but ruined their viewing.
On its own, this story is all too common. But it’s what Wood did in response that kicks this tale into overdrive.
Wood took to Facebook in a plea to make amends to a woman she didn’t know. She could only hope that enough people would share her message so that Boyd would know that the girls’ rotten antics would not be accepted.
The post reached the Jefferson County Sherriff’s Facebook page where Boyd was able to comment and say:
"I am the mom from the movie theatre. I had taken my daughter to see Cinderella..I was very upset and disappointed in the girls behavior...the note from their mom brought me to tears and shows there is still good people in the world. I have no hard feelings towards them and I am proud of their parents. The girls are not not bad...they are children. Glad they are learning a lesson. I hope if my teenagers are out and they act up...I hope someone says something to them."
The two mothers made contact and have nothing but respect for each other. With Wood saying, "She's the most gracious, kind, and forgiving woman. I am so humbled by that."
According to Wood’s Facebook post the girls will be writing apology letters to Boyd and her daughter and will pay for the pair’s next movie outing, snacks included, with their own allowance.
Wood told ABC, "My girls are so mortified. They are humiliated. And that's OK because I told them, 'You know what, you're not going to do this again.'"
See ABC's interview of Wood below: