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Bullied schoolboy Keaton Jones gets invited to Avengers 3 premiere and befriended by Captain America

Mike P Williams
Contributor

Celebrities have, once again, proven how great they are by offering support to a bullied boy.

In a video that went viral this week, youngster Keaton Jones was seen sobbing to his mum (who recorded the sad exchange) as he expressed his anger and upset over the torment of his school bullies.

Chris Evans is one of a number of stars showing support. (Credit: REX/Facebook)

Suffice to say, not only was the footage heart-breakingly sad but it went viral and was all anyone was talking about.

After posting the video was to Facebook and it subsequently exploded on Twitter, Keaton’s mum, Kimberley, clarified that her son wanted to share his experience to raise awareness of the devastating effects bullying can have.

‘For the record, Keaton asked to do this AFTER he had he me pick him up AGAIN because he was afraid to go to lunch.’

In it, Keaton asks why the unnamed bullies have to be so mean and begs them to stop torturing him, which is a scenario a lot of people can relate to.


‘Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What’s the point of it? Why do they enjoy taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them? It’s not OK,’ he says to his mum.

As the video spread it caught the attention of a host of famous faces – not least Captain America actor Chris Evans.

In typical fashion, Evans offered his kind words of wisdom and asked Keaton if he wanted to attend next year’s Avengers: Infinity War movie premiere…


Hailee Steinfeld went and invited him to this month’s Pitch Perfect 3 premiere with her…


In the most heart-warming of ways, celebs all over the globe began sending the young boy messages and contacting his sister’s Twitter with offers of meet-ups and event invites for him.

UFC star Dana White asked him along to Las Vegas to ‘hang out at UFC Headquarters’…


And before long, it felt like the whole internet was reaching out to the bullied boy, including Charlie Puth’s poignant shout out…





Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown took to her Instagram to share a particularly positive anti-bully message…


Keaton also got to hang out with a Tennessee Quarterback…


Oh, and only Luke flippin’ Skywalker (AKA Mark Hamill) sent a special message his way after seeing the video, in the hope of putting the bullies in their place…


Not for the first time, the outpouring of messages and support has been overwhelming for someone in need. It’s also proof that good things do happen and shows how a negative situation can be transformed into something wholly positive and uplifting.

Keaton best start suit shopping for all those movie premieres lined up.

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