I think everyone is in totally agreement that bullying is a terrible thing. The act of bullying can have lasting effects on the victim that they may be suffering with for their entire lives. This is why we, as people, try to teach our kids to treat each other with kindness and stop bullying the second we suspect it may be happening.
Recently, I victim of bullying was brought to our attention by a heartbreaking Facebook post his mother made. This little boy is Keaton Jones and after suffering from another day of being hurt at the hands of his bullies, he spoke out in a video that shocked people around the world.
In the video, Keaton cries as he explains why he thinks his bullies pick on him. He tells the camera, “They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends.” He went on to day that he’s not the only bullying victim in the school. Here’s a copy of Keaton’s heartbreaking video, for those who haven’t seen it yet.
Keaton’s mother, Kimberly Jones posted the video on Facebook as an attempt to raise awareness of bullying and the damage it can do to children. She explained that Keaton asked to make the video after a particularly bad day. Here’s what Kimberly said in her own words…
Thousands of people rallied behind Keaton and sent heartwarming messages of support for this brave young boy. Amongst these people were popular celebrities, including Snoop Dog…
Pop star Demi Lovato also sent Keaton her best wishes and some inspiring words…
I #StandwithKeaton. Keaton baby, just know you’re not alone. There are so many people who come out of bullying so much stronger and you will be one of them!! God bless you sweetheart. https://t.co/LdCAy2lDHu
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) December 11, 2017
Actor and all around nice guy, Terry Crews also sent words of support to Keaton.
You are the MAN #KeatonJones. That video is powerful and correct. Bullying is not okay. ✊🏾
— terrycrews (@terrycrews) December 11, 2017
But the most amazing celebrity post was made by Chris Evans, who plays Captain America in Marvel’s Avengers movies. Not only did he offer his support to Keaton, but he also invited him to attend the premier of the next Avenger’s movie. Now that will make Keaton feel like a superhero!
Stay strong, Keaton. Don’t let them make you turn cold. 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? https://t.co/s1QwCQ3toi
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 10, 2017