Mother’s punishment goes viral on Facebook

BESSEMER, Alabama – An apology for two teens’ disrespectful behavior is now leading to job offers and support for an Alabama family.

Kyesha Smith Wood says her daughters ruined a family’s movie outing Friday. The post started with what happened in the theater during a Cinderella screening.

“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.”

So disrespectful that Rebecca Boyd took it a step further.

“After the movie, she approached my girls and told them that her husband had been laid off, and this was the last movie she would be able to take her daughter to for a while,” said Wood.

Wood posted about it on a community page. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office shared it, and Boyd took notice and messaged her.

“She’s the most gracious, and kind and forgiving woman. I am so humbled by that, but I’ve been telling people the real hero of the story, I’ve been getting a lot of attention. The real hero is her. It is Miss Boyd. And the reason that I say that is because she took it upon herself to correct my girls and one else around them did.”

Thousands more feel the same. A few made job offers.

“My girls are so mortified. They are humiliated. And that’s okay though because I told them, ‘You know what, you’re not going to do this again.'”

Wood also says her daughters will write an apology letter to Boyd and turn over some of their allowance to buy the family another trip to the movies.

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