One young boy has bravely opened up about his traumatic bullying experience. Keaton Jones has won the hearts of tonnes of celebrities who have showered him with support.
In the emotional video, the teary-eyed boy revealed what the bullies did to him in school. He shared, “They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends.”
Keaton admitted that the bullies have gone to extreme lengths. He shared that they physically hurt him in school. When his mum asked him what they did he replied, “[They] poured milk on me and put ham down my clothes. Threw bread at me.”
Celebrities have shared messages of love and support with the young boy online, from Justin Bieber to Patricia Arquette, and from Mark Ruffalo to Victoria Beckham.
Eva Longoria shared a heartfelt message with the young boy. She wrote, “Bullies are insecure and ignorant. Words create emotional poison, don’t listen to them so that poison doesn’t ever get to your pure heart.”
Chris Evans tweeted, “Stay strong, Keaton. Don’t let them make you turn cold. I promise it gets better.”
The Captain America star went on to invite the youngster to one very special event, “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?”
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
You are the MAN #KeatonJones. That video is powerful and correct. Bullying is not okay.— terrycrews (@terrycrews) December 11, 2017
Oh sweet boy. We see you. You are not alone. https://t.co/splq8LEMFR— Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) December 10, 2017
Victoria Beckham shared the viral video with her 17.9 million Instagram followers and wrote, “As someone who was bullied, this hurt and makes me cry. Sending so much love to this brave young man #Bekind #itsoktobedifferent X.”
Other celebrities who sent their support included singer Demi Lovato, Stranger Things star Millie-Bobby Brown, Terry Crews and Katy Perry.
Seeing so many celebrities rally behind Keaton has warmed our hearts on this frosty morning.
We hope Keaton realises that he is not alone in this battle. He has a huge army of celebrities behind him.