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A woman and her five-year-old daughter are the topics of discussion today after she claims a Southwest airlines flight agent made fun of her daughter’s name.

Traci Redford told reporters she and daughter, whose name is Abcde, were boarding a plane at John Wayne Airport in California when the employee noticed Abcde’s name

According to  Redford, the girl’s name is pronounced “ab-city,” and the two were boarding the flight early because Abcde has epilepsy.

“The gate agent started mocking my child’s name, laughing, pointing at me and my daughter and talking to other employees,” Traci said. “So I turned around and just said, ‘Hey, I can hear you, so if I can hear you, my daughter can, too. I’d appreciate it if you’d just stop.’”

Traci told ABC7 that the gate agent took the teasing to Facebook, where she posted a note about Abcde’s name.

“While I was sitting there, she took a picture of my boarding pass and chose to post it on social media, mocking my daughter,” Traci continued. “It was actually brought to my attention by somebody who had seen it on Facebook and reported it to Southwest Airlines.”

Southwest issued a statement apologizing to the family. The airline says it has followed up with the employee

Source: KABC-TV