31/03/2015 10:08 BST | Updated 31/03/2015 10:59 BST

Kyesha Smith Wood's Apology For Child's Behaviour Goes Viral On Facebook

Kyesha Smith Wood/Facebook

A woman from Birmingham, Alabama, has become a viral sensation after offering a heartfelt apology to cinema-goers for her the poor behaviour of her children.

Kyesha Smith Wood dropped her 16-year-old son and two young daughters off to see the new 'Cinderella' reboot but returned to hear from her son that the girls had been poorly behaved.

They were apparently rude and obnoxious, prompting a parent to approach them after the film.

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"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 and my girls ruined that for her," Kyesha said in a Facebook post.

The embarrassed mum turned to social media to find the woman so she could offer her apologies and pay for her next cinema trip from the children's allowance.

This is a long shot, but I'm looking for a woman that was at Tannehill Premier tonight seeing Cinderella at 7pm. I...

Posted by Kyesha Smith Wood on Friday, March 27, 2015

The woman has now been found, thanks to the help of thousands of strangers. Joanna Boyd, who accepted the apology, said: "I was touched that she cared how her kids behaved. You don't see that a lot these days.

"As parents we need to support each other. The girls are not bad, they made bad choices."

Kyesha's daughters have now written apology letters and learned from their mistake.

"They are humiliated," she told ABC.

"And that's OK because I told them, 'You know what, you're not going to do this again'."


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