Tennessee boy's heart-wrenching video about bullying rallies massive support
A Tennesse boy's emotional video about the relentless bullying he experiences in school is stirring support across the country.
Keaton Jones burst into tears Friday after describing the painful ordeal to his mother, Kimberly Jones, in a video posted to Facebook later that day.
"They make fun of my nose, they call me ugly," Keaton is seen telling his mother. "I have no friends."
Meet Keaton Jones a very smart little boy who is being bullied at school. This video is heartbreaking!! I want to bring Keaton to Vegas and hang out at UFC Headquarters. If anyone knows how i can reach the family please let me know. Thank u everyone pic.twitter.com/BR8c4ldDFc
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Keaton described lunchtime at his school in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he said bullying turns from verbal to physical. His mother said he asked her to pick him up from school because he was afraid to eat with his classmates.
"They pour milk on me and put ham down my clothes, throw bread at me," Keaton said.
Still, Keaton ended the video with a message of advice and hope to victims of bullying.
"If you're being made fun of, don't let it bother you," Jones said. "Stay strong I guess. It's hard. It will probably get better one day."
The powerful video quickly went viral, garnering over 21 million views over the weekend, according to CBS News.
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Keaton's message also caught the attention of several big names in Hollywood with actors like Chris Evans, Millie Bobby Brown and Lebron James reaching out to Keaton on Twitter to give the young boy hope.
“Stay strong, Keaton. Don’t let them make you turn cold,” Evans tweeted Sunday. “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?”
And Keaton has received dozens of similar invitations, including an invite extended from Titans tight-end Delanie Walker invited Keaton to a New Year’s Eve game against Jacksonville.
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