There's a boy in Tennessee named Keaton Jones, and on Friday he sat in the car with his mom and told her how he was being bullied, with tears in his eyes. He does an amazing job of verbalizing his frustration, but still caring about others who are going through it. It went viral after his mom posted it on Facebook, and tons of celebrities have come out in support of Keaton. (Quote, "Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What's the point of it? Why do they find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them?" He asked his mom to get him because he was afraid to go to lunch, and he talks about how they pour milk on him and throw bread at him. At the end he says, "If you are made fun of, just don't let it bother you . . . it's hard, but it'll probably get better one day.")
Mark Hamill Tweeted, quote, "They're just jealous because you're so smart and handsome." Bullied kids in the '80s would've DIED for a message like that from Mark, but for today's middle-schoolers, it might not get better than this . . .
Millie Bobby Brown from "Stranger Things" Tweeted, quote, "Keaton, this is so accurate. Why do people do this? I think your sooo cool Keaton! I wanna be your friend, but seriously, you're freakin' awesome."
Others who have sent Keaton some love include: Ryan Seacrest, Mark Ruffalo, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kevin Jonas, rapper Cardi B, country singer Kelsea Ballerini, Idina Menzel, Snoop Dogg, Eva Longoria, Katy Perry, Ricky Martin, Chris Brown, Orlando Bloom, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the Colorado Rockies . . .
Justin Bieber, Nickelback, Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello, and Maddie Ziegler. Plus, a bunch folks he may not know, like Dr. Phil, Tom Arnold, Ed Asner, Billy Baldwin, Patricia Arquette, Carnie Wilson, Sean Hannity, and Dana White.
A GoFundMe account has also been established on Keaton's behalf, with money going toward a college fund. Last we checked, over $46,000 has been raised. (Deadline, People, Huffington Post, Twitter, #StandWithKeaton)
This is Keaton Jones, he lives in Knoxville and he has a little something to say about bullying.pic.twitter.com/coyQxFp33V— Everything TN (@Everything_TN) December 9, 2017