Mom’s Facebook apology for her daughters’ rude movie theater behavior goes viral

Published 10:10 am Monday, March 30, 2015

Two teenage girls in Alabama broke the rules. So their mom, in her own words, “broke the Internet.” 

Since posting it to Facebook Saturday morning, Kyesha Smith Wood’s apology for her daughters’ rudeness during a screening of Cinderella at a theater in McCalla, Alabama, just south of Birmingham, has been “Liked” nearly 250,000 times. After her status was shared by nearly 50,000 people, Wood was able to track down and connect with the woman who asked the teens to be quiet during the movie, and approached them about their behavior afterward.

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Wood says the girls will write Rebecca Boyd an apology, as well as pay for her family’s next movie out of their allowance, much to their chagrin.

“My girls are so mortified,” Wood told ABC 33/40. “They’re humiliated. That’s okay, though. I told them ‘you know what? You’re not going to do this again.'” 

Something else Wood says her daughters will never do? Top mom’s social media success. 

“Mom broke the internet,” a smiling Wood told ABC 33/40. “I’m like, ‘see you’re never going to be able to do that, you know? I’ve one-upped you.’ Cause, you know, they do the Instagram, the Facebook, the Twitter—they mastered it all. And I’m like, ‘you’re never going to get 180,000 likes.'”