Celebrities Show Tons of Love to Boy Who Revealed Pain of Bullying: ‘You Are an Absolute Hero’


At this point, it’s highly likely you’ve already seen the Facebook video that Kimberly Jones posted of her son Keaton sharing the pain of bullying. In the clip, which has now been viewed over 17 million times since Ms. Jones uploaded it on Friday, the young man can be seen asking his mother why kids bully.

“What’s the point of it?” he wondered aloud. “Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them? It’s not okay.”

Ms. Jones can be heard asking her son what other kids at school do to him, leading Keaton to tell his mother that they make fun of his nose, call him ugly and tell him he has no friends. With tears beginning to run down his face, he also said that they pour milk on him and stuff food into his clothes.

But beyond sharing the pain that bullies make him suffer through, Keaton wanted it to be known that he doesn’t think it’s right that they go after other victims. And, at the end of the video, as he struggles through his emotions, Keaton still manages to provide a word of hope to others going through bullying.

“If you are made fun of, just don’t let it bother you,” he said. “Just stay strong, I guess. It’s hard. But…it’ll probably get better one day.”

It didn’t take long for the video to make an impact. And after a while, a number of celebrities took to social media to show Keaton much love and admiration. He also received offers from athletes, sports organizations and media figures to attend games and other events.

Below is just a small sample of the inspiring messages sent Keaton’s way:

Watch the video above, via Facebook.

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