Last week, Kimberly Jones took to Facebook to share an emotional, moving video of her son Keaton, who sent a message to others who have fallen victim to bullying.
In the video, young Keaton — who is in middle school — breaks down as he explains in detail how he is bullied at school and even asks the bullies why they find joy in crushing others’ spirits. The nearly hard-to-watch video rips its viewer’s hearts right out of their chests as he genuinely seeks for answers.
In a message accompanying the video, Kimberly Jones wrote, “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. I’ve even had friends of mine tell me kids were only nice to him to get him to mess with people. We all know how it feels to want to belong, but only a select few know how it really feels not to belong anywhere.”
Well, many notable celebrities, athletes, and even hip-hop stars took wind of the viral video and let Keaton know that he is not alone, they support him, and would also love to not only meet him, but also be his friend.
“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,” exclaimed Snoop Dogg.”
Plies also joined in, even sharing he would like to give Keaton a gift for Christmas!
Cardi also took the time to share her anger about Keaton’s situation and made a very CLEAR PSA to both bullies and parents.
Chris Brown was angry over the video, saying it made him so emotional, he wanted to do harm to Keaton’s bullies, but acknowledged that it wouldn’t be the right thing to do.
Tennessee Titans Pro Bowler Delanie Walker reached out and told Keaton to keep his spirits high, while also inviting him and his family to an upcoming home game.
Justin Bieber called Keaton a legend for having the courage to tell his story, while also telling others not to let bullies get to them.
The video has swept social media, radio stations and news outlets, while spreading awareness about the serious problem with bullies in our school systems. Thanks to Keaton’s strength and truth, other kids do not have to be afraid to tell their stories to increase awareness on the issue.