Just when you thought “the worlds” was a horrible place and kindness was in short supply, a heartwarming story has come out of Knoxville, Tennessee. It involves a young boy who has been tormented at school and dozens of Hollywood celebrities coming to his aid.
Keaton Jones asked his mother to movie a video of him speaking out against the bullies at his school who attain their own lives miserable on a daily basis. The heartbreaking video was filmed in his mother’s vehicle after he asked her to select him up from school because he was afraid to go to lunch.
“They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no pals, ” Keaton says, trying to hold back his tears. The bullies “put milk on me and put ham down my clothes, throw bread on me, ” he added.
Keaton then shows an incredible sum of maturity for someone his age when he takes a stand for all kids who have been bullied and asks why anyone would want to be so cruel.
“Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What’s the point of it? ” Keaton asks. “Why do you find rejoice in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them. It’s not okay.”
“I don’t like that they do it to me and I for sure don’t like that they do it to other people because it’s not okay. People that are different don’t need to be criticized for it. It’s not their fault. If you are made fun of just don’t let it bother you. Bide strong I guess. It’s hard.”
Keaton concludes the video by saying he knows it will “probably get better one day”, but it’s difficult to watch the young boy clearly suffering so much now. Thankfully, nonetheless, something good has come of Keaton’s bravery.
The video, which has since run viral, was posted to Facebook by Keaton’s mom on Friday and has get over 16 million views. It has also attracted the attention of many celebrities who reached out to Keaton to offer their assistance. “Stay strong, Keaton, ” Chris Evans wrote. “Don’t let them induce you turn cold. I promise it gets better. While those punks at your school are deciding what kind of people they want to be in this world, how would you and your mama like to come to the Avengers premiere in LA? ” “I # StandWithKeaton. Keaton baby, just know you’re not alone. There are so many people who come out of bullying much stronger and you will be one of them !! ” Demi Lovato wrote. “God bless you sweetheart.” Keaton has received personal messages from Millie Bobby Brown, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, and Justin Beiber to name only a few. He has received invites to the next Avengers premiere from Evans AND Ruffalo, while Steinfeld has asked him to be her date for her next movie premiere. Keaton has also been offered a journey to Las Vegas to the UFC headquarters, and a backstage tour of the Fox& Friends determined. In fact, Donald Trump Jr. made him a generous offer too! Celebrity support continues to pour in, with many big names choosing to post their messages publicly on Twitter, including Ryan Seacrest, Will Poulter, Terry Crews, Jaimie Alexander, Patricia Arquette, and Ed Asner. Keaton’s mother is overwhelmed with the outpouring of support. She posted on Facebook, “Friends, overwhelmed is the understatement of the world right now. I’m humbled by the voice my boy has been given, but he’s still only a little son& he’s a little son who urgently craves acceptance, that I have to try to find a way to navigate him through the difference in true-life acceptance& attention.”
“I know God has His hand in this,[ and] I trust that the right things will happen in the right time.”
You can watch Keaton’s original video here: Keaton is standing up for something he believe in and deserves the attention he is receiving. Running to the Avengers premiere is route better than running milk on someone any day! Want another story with a happy aiming? Check out the video below. We all know cats is also possible bullies, but see what happens when an adorable French bulldog takes a stand to get his bed back from one mean age-old kitty. Hopefully, the public support will help put an end to Keaton’s bullying and show that bullies never win in the end.