Rebecca Boyd knows what it takes to be a parent. She’s been working hard at it for years. And as a way to celebrate her strong relationship with her daughter, she took her special girl to go see the movie Cinderella. When they sat down to enjoy the film, they quickly found that they were surrounded by an annoying group of teenagers.
The young people continued to be loud and obnoxious throughout the movie, kicking Rebecca’s seat and distracting her and her daughter from enjoying the film. That’s when Rebecca decided to show her daughter that it is important to stand up to people who try to ruin your experience in life. Instead of silently taking the abuse from the group of teens, Rebecca turned around and let them hear it.
However, what happened after the playing of Cinderella at Tannehill Premiere Cinema 14 would shock people across the United States. Since Rebecca had stood up to the group of annoying teenagers in defense of her own entertainment and that of her daughter, she decided to let the teens hear it.
It soon became clear that the teens did not listen to a word the mother said. Although she was stern and used every bit of discipline she’d learned from a dozen years of parenting, her words were not powerful enough to shut the teenagers up and stop them from kicking the seats.
Rebecca then tried a different tactic – empathy. She told the teens how their behavior was ruining the movie watching experience for her and her daughter. By allowing the teens to see how their behavior hurt another person, they were able to reflect on their rudeness and do something to change. Plus, they had a big brother with them who was willing to help sort things out and knock the obnoxious girls back in line.
After the incident, one of the teen’s mothers turned to Facebook to thank Rebecca for teaching her kids a lesson in respect. The mother was Kyesha Smith.
“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. 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.”
The mother of the rude teens added, “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.”
If only more parents these days took such strides to teach their children properly.
The message reached Rebecca Boyd, and the pair were united.
Now the girls are being exposed for their rude behavior and their apology on national television.
Watch the Inside Edition report below.
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