By now, you have actually probably seen the name ‘Keaton Jones' discussed by at least one of your preferred celebrities on Twitter. The young trainee from Knoxville, TE has gone viral after appearing in a heartbreaking video that exposes the true damage bullying causes.
” They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no pals,” Keaton says through tears in the video posted by his mother, Kimberly, which was supposedly tape-recorded after Keaton had to be gotten from school to avoid lunchtime bullies. Though he goes on to information how he and other kids at his school are teased and tormented, he uses a message of encouragement, and ends the video by telling all victims of bullying that “it'll most likely get better one day.”
The powerful video struck a chord with viewers – including a whole host of well-known faces. From Katy Perry, to Demi Lovato, to Chris Evans, stars across the board are rallying around Keaton, and it's totally restoring our faith in humankind. New Jersey resident Joseph Lam has even set up a GoFundMe page to support Keaton's future, which has actually currently raised almost 47 thousand dollars.
” All of us understand how it feels to wish to belong, however only a choose few know how it really feels not to belong anywhere,” Kimberly Jones writes on Facebook. Hopefully, if more kids like Keaton come forward with their stories, the cycle of bullying and isolation will be broken.
Scroll down to see the most sincere star reactions, and make sure to include your ideas in the comments.
This is Knoxville trainee Keaton Jones, and this is what he has to say about bullying:
Just look at the responses below/ Just amazing support for Keaton.