A heart-wrenching video of a Tennessee boy recounting the bullying faced by him in school has gone viral on social media.
The young boy identified as Keaton Jones gets emotional as he asks his mother,
“Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What’s the point of it? Why do they find joy in taking innocent people and find a way to be mean to them?”
The boy’s mother, Kimberly Jones recorded a video of her tearful son and posted it on her Facebook page. She says she had just picked up her son, Keaton, from school because he was too afraid to go to lunch.
It didn’t take much time for the video to go viral on Facebook and it garnered more than 15 million views in just two days.
Not just Facebook, the video is on Twitter too and thousands of celebrities and public figures have come forward in support of the young schoolboy.
Heartbreaking to see this. Keaton you’re strong to say these things and care so much for others. #TeamKeaton https://t.co/hgp0ehnn8Y— Enrique Iglesias (@enriqueiglesias) December 10, 2017
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
Justin sending a message to a young boy called Keaton who is getting bullied in school, love how compassionate Justin is towards people, I love him so much pic.twitter.com/FnTckFHmfi— ciara (@ibieberthought) December 11, 2017
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 pic.twitter.com/BR8c4ldDFc— Dana White (@danawhite) December 10, 2017
In the end, as tears roll down his eyes, he also manages to advise his fellow friends who have been bullied at some point in their lives.
Watch the viral video here:
Bullying never wins. Find your voice and believe in yourself. If anyone makes fun of you, don’t let it bother you.