A Tennessee mom's video of her bullied son has gone viral on Facebook and Twitter this weekend, prompting famous actors and sports people to weigh in from all around the world.
This is Keaton Jones, he lives in Knoxville and he has a little something to say about bullying.pic.twitter.com/coyQxFp33V— Everything TN (@Everything_TN) December 9, 2017
In the video Keaton Jones explains that students call him ugly and pour milk on him, making him feel scared to go to lunch and forcing him to clal his mom to pick him up. The saddest bit is when Keaton explains that he just want to know why they're so cruel. "What’s the point of it? Why do they find joy in taking innocent people and find a way to be mean to them? It’s not OK."
The video of Keaton was viewed millions of times and managed to come to the attention of some seriously high profile people. Chris Evans invited him and his family to the Avengers: Infinity War premiere in LA
Stay strong, Keaton. Don’t let them make 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 mom like to come to the Avengers premiere in LA next year? https://t.co/s1QwCQ3toi— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 10, 2017
Mark Hamill called him a friend
Keaton-Don't waste time wondering why a bully would be so mean-They're sad people who think hurting others will make them feel better because they really don't like themselves-They're just jealous because you're so smart & handsome❤️Your friend-mh https://t.co/SUMw3OoCTm— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 10, 2017
And Martin Luther King's daughter sent a message of support in her father's legacy
@Lakyn_Jones Hello, Keaton (via your sister)! You may have heard of my parents, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (#MLK) and #CorettaScottKing. I try to honor them and their legacies. I’m so sorry about the pain you’re experiencing because of bullying. You matter. I love you.— Be A King (@BerniceKing) December 9, 2017
Keaton's sister tweeted to say he's seen all the messages and is overwhelmed by the support, so there's a happy ending to the story. Love always trumps hate