Bullied Boy's Heart-Wrenching Video Wins Him Numerous Superstar Supporters
Chris Evans, Snoop Dogg and Mark Ruffalo are now counting themselves among Keaton Jones' fans.
A bullied Tennessee boy's emotional video has won him some big-name allies.
In video that was first posted to Facebook by his mother, Keaton Jones of Knoxville describes the painful ordeal of being ridiculed by classmates.
"Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?" Keaton Jones asks in the video.
"They make fun of my nose, they call me ugly," Keaton responds. "I have no friends."
The video has been viewed some 20 million times since Friday and celebrities now count themselves among Keaton's fans.
"You got a friend in me lil bro," Justin Bieber wrote while sharing the video on Instagram.
Keaton also has a pal in Snoop Dogg.
"Say lil Man U gotta friend in me for life hit me on dm so we can chop it up love is the only way to beat hate," the rapper wrote on Instagram.
Even sports stars want to be his buddy. Tennessee Titans player Delanie Walker also reached out to Keaton and invited his family to the team's last regular season game.
And Captain America actor Chris Evans invited him to the 2018 premiere of Avengers: Infinity War.
"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?"
Evans was joined by Avengers co-star Mark Ruffalo, who took to Twitter to invite Keaton to a Hollywood red carpet.
"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!" Ruffalo wrote.
Another movie premiere invitation followed, as actress Hailee Steinfeld wrote on Twitter: "I would love for you, Keaton Jones, to be my date to the Pitch Perfect 3 premiere on Tuesday."
With her son's dance card so full, his mother responded cautiously to the overwhelming rush of support.
"I'm humbled by the voice my boy has been given," Jones wrote. "But he's still just a little boy."
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