Rude Movie Theater Teen Apologizes to Offended Mom after Facebook Post Goes Viral
The teen who made headlines for her bratty behavior in a movie theater apologized to the mom who was offended.
INSIDE EDITION brought 13-year-old Lexy Wood and Rebecca Boyd together for the first time.
Their story begins at a showing of Cinderella in Birmingham, Alabama, when Lexy and her big brother, Nick, and their stepsister settled into their seats inside the theater.
Sitting right in front of them was Rebecca Boyd and her 12-year-old daughter Ashley.
Rebecca explained to INSIDE EDITION, "They got a little loud, one was tapping my seat. I guess after a few minutes I turned around and said, 'You know girls, we paid for this movie just like you did.'"
But the teens kept right on misbehaving during the entire movie.
INSIDE EDITION'S Les Trent asked, "Lexy, why?"
She answered, "We didn't realize how loud we were really being."
When the movie was over, mom Rebecca really let Lexi and her siblings have it.
Rebecca explained that she told them, "Girls, I just want you all to know that your actions affect other people around you. This was the last movie that I can take my daughter to for awhile and you've ruined that."
Trent asked Lexy, "What was your reaction when you heard that?"
"It was embarrassment," she said.
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When Lexy got home, big brother Nick blurted out what happened, and their mom, Kyesha Smith Wood, was simply mortified.
Kyesha told INSIDE EDITION, "It wasn't easy to hear, it's a hard pill to swallow when you hear your children aren't acting right but I know they weren't raised that way and it had to be corrected immediately."
Kyesha decided she had to locate that mom and apologize. Just one problem. She didn't know her name. So Kyesha wrote a letter of apology, which she posted on Facebook.
The letter read: "This is a long shot, but I'm looking for a woman that was at Tannehill Premier tonight seeing Cinderella at 7pm. I dropped my teenage daughter, step daughter, and son off at the movie. 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. After the movie she approached my girls and told them that her husband had bee...n laid off and this was the last movie she would be able to take her daughter to for a while and my girls ruined that for her. If you are this woman, please message me. I can assure you that these girls are being strongly dealt with and appropriately punished. This rude, disrespectful, and awful behavior is unacceptable and they owe you an apology. My husband and I are having them write your apology letter tonight and we would like to pay for your next movie and snacks out of their allowance. Please message me if this is you. I apologize profusely for their disrespect."
It was a message that resonated with parents around the world.
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One of those people who read it? The mother it was written for.
Rebecca explained, "It showed me that there are still good people in the world and they care."
For the first time, Lexy is meeting the family she was so bratty to in the movie theater, and INSIDE EDITION was there exclusively.
"I'm really, really sorry," Lexy told them.
"Thank you," Rebecca responded.
Now the moms share a special bond.
Kyesha explained, "It was old fashioned parenting that we both were utilizing, it's just old-fashioned methods. You approach kids that are acting up, and you make your kids apologize for bad behavior."
The families sat down for lunch at NYY Steak in New York City and friendships are starting to form.
I guess you could call it a fairytale ending.