A young boy’s video recounting the horrific bullying he has endured by his fellow classmates has gone viral and touched all of our hearts.
Keaton Jones, a young Tennessee boy, recorded a tearful message describing how several of his classmates called him ugly, made fun of his nose, and told him that he has no friends. Keaton then tells his mother, who is recording the video, that milk was poured on him and ham was put down his clothes.
During the video, Keaton tearfully asks “Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What’s the point of it? Why do they find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them? […] It’s not OK. People that are different don’t need to be criticized about it. It’s not their fault. If you are made fun of, just don’t let it bother you.”
Check out his powerful video below:
As of Sunday, Keaton’s video had more than 18 million views, and numerous celebrities have come out to support the young boy, telling him that he will have a friend for life. In addition, a crowdsourcing page for Keaton’s future education has raised more than $29,000.
— Delanie walker (@delaniewalker82) December 9, 2017
buddy next time I make it home to Knox I'm going to walk into that lunchroom with you and watch the bullies say they are sorry to you. you don't deserve that. keep your head up and continue to be kind…you will always Come out on top. sending a hug. https://t.co/fZn2hbMPKp
— Kelsea Ballerini (@KelseaBallerini) December 10, 2017
This is heartbreaking. But the response of support for him is a beautiful thing. Add me to your long list of friends Keaton. https://t.co/NKasvdo00u
— Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) December 10, 2017
Even Donald Trump, Jr. took notice of Keaton’s message:
This boy is incredibly brave and the video really got to me. @danawhite, If he takes you up on your offer to see UFC Headquarters, I would be honored to host him and his family at our place if they need somewhere to stay. https://t.co/EWx05o0yI0
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 11, 2017
It is unknown whether or not Keaton’s school was aware of the bullying, but after this video, they certainly will be! The children who decided to viciously bully young Keaton for no reason deserve to be punished and taught a lesson.
No child deserves to be bullied, and Keaton’s powerful video should be a reminder to all of us that we need to be kind to others.
Military veteran Wayne Dupree also shared his thoughts on Keaton’s message, and how it personally touched him:
Please share this video to let Keaton Jones know that he has millions of new friends for life!
Source: New York Post