Boy Asking Bullies To Leave Him Alone Is Heartbreaking
A heartbreaking video has gone viral in which a young boy pleads to be left alone by bullies. With the video reaching millions of people online, it’s no surprise that celebrities have noticed and reached out to the boy with advice.
Keaton Jones, of Knoxville, Tennessee, is filmed asking his mother a question that many people have thought about before in their own life. It’s a question that leaves everyone wanting an answer.
“Why do they bully? What’s the point of it?” Keaton asked his mother through tears, “Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them?”.
His mother asked him, “What did they say to you?”
Keaton’s response is truly heartbreaking as he explained, “They make fun of my nose. They call my ugly. They say I have no friends”. He responded with tears pouring from his eyes.
His tear-jerking video was posted to Facebook by his mother and has already captured the hearts of more than 16 million viewers.
A whole stream of celebrities have picked up on the viral video and offered their support through a series of tweets.
.@lakyn_jones Hey Keaton, bullies are the ones with the problems NOT you. Many are bullied at home and pass it on. Cowards always need an audience. Be strong! I’ll come walk the hall and eat lunch with you anytime. #IstandwithKeaton #Keatonstrong #KeatonJones— Dr. Phil (@DrPhil) December 10, 2017
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
I would love to come meet this guy and provide bodyguard services!!!Connect me as well!!!! Bullies suck!! I won’t stand for it! https://t.co/8IAdTC7Smm— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) December 10, 2017
Keaton, this is so accurate. Why do people do this? I think your sooo cool Keaton! I wanna be your friend ( but srsly) ur freakin awesome ❤️ https://t.co/LD7Q762bL9— Millie Bobby Brown (@milliebbrown) December 9, 2017
We hear you #KeatonJones. I was bullied constantly growing up. And could never have put into words what you have. It does get better. And it gets better because of who are and what you know and how you share it with all of us. Thank you for your courage. https://t.co/P4cCQtkAnB— Patrick J Adams (@halfadams) December 9, 2017
I’m your friend, Keaton Jones. You’re a more intelligent and more compassionate human being than any of the people bullying you. I’m inspired by you and things will get better because you are speaking out. Love and strength to you, dude!— Will Poulter (@PoulterWill) December 10, 2017
Justin Bieber also noticed the video.
He took to his Instagram to post a touching video in response to Keaton’s video.
It’s truly heart-warming to see so many people band together to pick up someone who is feeling down.