"Don’t let them make you turn cold. I promise it gets better"
The clip, which has garnered millions of views since it was uploaded on Sunday (December 10), shows a clearly distressed Jones detailing his experiences with school bullies. It has received an outpouring of support, with a number of famous faces extending invitations and love to Jones.
Chris Evans invited Jones to next year’s premiere of Avengers: Infinity War, adding: “Stay strong, Keaton. Don’t let them make you turn cold. I promise it gets better.”
Star Wars star Mark Hamill wrote: “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 and handsome.”
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“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,” offered Snoop Dogg, while Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown wrote: “Keaton, this is so accurate. Why do people do this? I think your sooo cool Keaton! I wanna be your friend (but srsly) ur freakin awesome.”
“This kid is all-time, he’s a legend,” said Justin Bieber in an Instagram video, with Orlando Bloom adding: “As a father but really just as a human with a heart this breaks my heart makes me mad it’s not ok.”
Check out a bunch of celebrities reactions to Keaton Jones’ story below. A Go Fund Me page set up to raise money for Jones’ education has generated over $46,000 at the time of writing.
Keaton’s mother Kimberley uploaded the video after having to pick him up from school after lunch, as he was too afraid to go back.
“My kids are by no stretch perfect, and at home, he’s as all boy as they come, but by all accounts he’s good at school. Talk to your kids,” she encouraged. “We all know how it feels to want to belong, but only a select few know how it really feels not to belong anywhere.”