A young man from Tennessee has captured the hearts of millions of people after a video posted online went viral.
Young Keaton Jones was picked up from his mother from school last week because he was too terrified to go to lunch with the other kids.
The bullying against him has been so severe that he no longer feels safe in his own school. During the car ride home, Keaton’s mother Kimberly recorded his emotional plea wondering why other kids are so mean to him.
Suffice it to say, the video will bring tears to your eyes.
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Keaton Jones, of Knoxville, Tennessee, asked his mother, Kimberly Jones, a question that so many people would like the answer too.
‘Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What’s the point of it? Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them,’ Keaton asked his mother through tears. ‘It’s not okay,’ he said.
His mother then asked: ‘What did they say to you?’
‘They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends,’ Keaton answered as tears poured from his eyes.
‘What did they do to you at lunch?’ his mom asked.
Keaton replied: ‘Poured milk on me and put ham down my clothes. Threw bread at me.’
In the video, Keaton said it’s not just him, but others are bullied by kids at school.
‘I don’t like that they do it to me and I for sure don’t like that they do it to other people because it’s not okay,’ he told his mother.
‘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. Stay strong I guess. It’s hard.
‘But it’ll probably get better one day,’ Keaton concluded.
Absolutely heartbreaking. This poor kid doesn’t deserve to have anyone treat him like that. Period. The school is failing him.
Fortunately for the young man, his video went viral across the web, and it received all the right kind of attention.
Celebrities and television personalities alike all saw how badly young Keaton had been affected by the incessant bullying at his school, so they took to social media to give him encouragement and let him know they have his back.
UFC President Dana White tweeted to Keaton on Sunday morning, and offered him a free trip out to Las Vegas to see the UFC’s headquarters, and that’s not all. Tennessee Titans wide receiver Tyler Byrd said he’s planning to go down to Keaton’s school to eat lunch with him, and Delanie Walker offered him a free pair of tickets to an upcoming game and recorded himself reciting a poem for the boy.
“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,” White wrote.