Celebrities, athletes and politicians continue to offer their support for an East Tennessee boy whose video about being bullied went viral over the weekend.
On Friday, Kimberly Jones posted the video of her son, Keaton, on social media. The video quickly gained attention and went viral. In the video, the boy emotionally details how he’s been bullied.
Saturday, Titans tight end Delanie Walker responded and invited Keaton and his family to the Titans game on December 31 against Jacksonville.
— Delanie walker (@delaniewalker82) December 9, 2017
But the support did not end there. Actor and Marvel star Chris Evans told Keaton to “stay strong” and invited the boy and his mother to the new “Avengers” film premiere.
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
Keaton, will you’ve my guest at the Premiere of #InfinityWar too? I think you are about one of the coolest kids I have ever seen! Can’t wait to meet you in person, pal. Forget those ignorant kids. One day, very soon, they are going to feel pretty stupid for this. https://t.co/BqJLxu25GN
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 11, 2017
Keaton-Don't waste time wondering why a bully would be so mean-They're sad people who think hurting others will make them feel better because they really don't like themselves-They're just jealous because you're so smart & handsome❤️Your friend-mh https://t.co/SUMw3OoCTm
— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 10, 2017
Keaton, I know Tennesseans and people across our country join me in saying thank you for your courage. Bullying isn’t acceptable, especially in our schools. We’re all with you! #StandWithKeaton
— Senator Bob Corker (@SenBobCorker) December 11, 2017
So I got the chance to spend the day with my new best bud Keaton. It was unbelievable to get to know him and realize that we have a lot in common. This dude is very special and has changed my life forever. Now I have the little brother I always wanted! God bless you my man pic.twitter.com/vMHVtnf2rC
— Jarrett Guarantano✞ (@BroadwayJay2) December 11, 2017
— Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) December 10, 2017
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) December 11, 2017
“Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.” Stay strong Keaton, you’re a very brave young man and a lot of great folks have your back. @Lakyn_Jones if there is anything we can do for Keaton, please let us know. #StandWithKeaton#StopBullying
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) December 11, 2017
You got a friend in me buddy. I might have to make a trip to Knoxville and talk to those assclowns ...... https://t.co/HwuybRvMix
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) December 11, 2017
It's been awesome to see but I'm starting to worry about Keaton Jones' future grades with all these trips he's going to be taking this year.
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) December 11, 2017
You are so right Keaton....Bullying is NEVER ok! SMH at small minded people, insulting others due to their own insecurities. Be encouraged my man. They can’t take your joy!
— Josh Dobbs (@josh_dobbs1) December 11, 2017