Mother tracks down stranger on Facebook to apologise for 'obnoxious' daughters

Kyesha Smith Wood said that she was humiliated by her behaviour and felt obliged to reach out on social media

Jamie Campbell
Saturday 04 April 2015 16:36
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Mother Kyesha Smith Wood has been described as a parental "inspiration" after reaching out to a woman her daughters were rude to in a cinema screening.

Mrs Smith Wood picked up her daughters from a showing of Cinderella in Bessemer, Alabama earlier this week only to have her son inform her that his two sisters had been rude and obnoxious to another woman inside the cinema.

He explained how the girls had been approached at the end the screening by mother Rebecca Boyd, who informed them that this was the last film that she would be taking her daughter to for a while, as her husband had just been laid off.

She told the girls that they had completely ruined it for them.

The mother was shocked by the report from her son and sent out an apology over Facebook that offered to pay for the mother’s next trip to the cinema.

She added that the money would come out of her children’s next allowance.

In the post, she said that her daughters’ behaviour was much to her “humiliation and embarrassment” and assured that the girls “are being strongly dealt with and appropriately punished.”

“We would like to pay for your next movie and snacks out of their allowance” it added.

The post was subsequently shared by thousands of people and, in a display of the mobilising power of social media, eventually found its way to Boyd.

She then sent a private message to Wood and accepted the tickets.

Mother Rebecca Boyd

Boyd said online: "I was very upset and disappointed by the girl's behaviour... however 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 bad... they are children. Glad they are learning a lesson.

"I hope that if my teenagers are out and they act up... I hope someone says something to them."

She added: “As parents we need to support each other. The girls are not bad, they made bad choices. I am overwhelmed by all the love and support. This is something my daughter Ashley and I will never forget.”

Since the message was uploaded, she says husband has received offers for jobs online and others have offered to fund future visits to the movies.

Earlier this month a mother published a sick note that she wrote for her daughter on Facebook after “Olivia” requested a letter that would help her skip a PE lesson.

The letter assured the teacher that “Olivia is perfectly fit and well” and gained widespread praise and publicity.

A few days later Wisconsin dad Timothy Robenhorst published a photo of his son Kayden with a list of punishments he would be receiving. Another parent informed Robenhorst that his son was bullying other children at school.

The punishments included sit ups, gardening and a public apology in front of his classmates.

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