Keaton Jones of Knoxville has become a hero for bringing attention to school bullying after his mother posted a video she recorded when she picked him up from school. While in his mother’s car, the boy tearfully recounted his experiences:
When Kimberly Jones posted a video of her son, Keaton, describing the abuse he endures at school at the hands of bullies, she never imagined it would get as much attention as it has.
Americans from all walks of life have spoken out in solidarity with the young boy and gave him incredible encouragement and support.
The Tennessee Titans actually reached out with tickets and the offer of a personal bodyguard:
You’re the man, Nate. Bet the @RamsNFL would join in and do a solid in 2 weeks too. Hope you find him.
— Christopher Dowell (@pikebishop) December 9, 2017
— Delanie walker (@delaniewalker82) December 9, 2017
University of Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano met up with Keaton:
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
Hey, #KeatonJones – you have friends here at the UFC, buddy. Today and everyday. #StandWithKeaton @Lakyn_Jones | @DC_MMA @TWooodley @FelderPaul @SugaRashadEvans @KennyFlorian pic.twitter.com/ZxX0cY1bu7
— UFC (@ufc) December 10, 2017
Meet Keaton Jones a very smart little boy who is being bullied at school. This video is heartbreaking!! I want to bring Keaton to Vegas and hang out at UFC Headquarters. If anyone knows how i can reach the family please let me know. Thank u everyone pic.twitter.com/BR8c4ldDFc
— Dana White (@danawhite) December 10, 2017
Actor Chris Evans invited Keaton and his mom to the “Avengers” 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
Kellyanne Conway said Keaton “is a face and a voice for many” and thanked the boy and his mother for bringing attention to the issue of school bullying:
Keaton Jones is a face and a voice for many. We need to lift each other up, and lead by example for children, who learn what they live. If your heart breaks watching and hearing this boy's pain, think twice before causing or adding to another's. Thank you, Keaton & Mom https://t.co/TK3iuOQtul
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) December 11, 2017
Fox News host Sean Hannity also saw the video and tweeted that if someone provides him with the name of the school, principal and school board members, “I will gladly make the calls myself and fix this.”
He added that he would also fly Keaton and his parents to New York City as his guests and arrange a visit to Fox News.
About an hour later, Hannity made another offer worth $10,000. He tweeted that if someone sets up a scholarship account for Keaton, he would give $10,000:
Update; Good news, apparently some Titans and Vol players are helping Keaton. The school needs this Fixed immediately or people should be fired. If Someone sets up scholarship account for Keaton, let’s raise $. I’ll start with $10,000. $5,10,25 pp would be amazing. https://t.co/IzLGx2e9V6
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) December 10, 2017
The video went so viral that it reached the screen of the son of the most powerful man in America.
First Son Donald Trump Jr. called Keaton “incredibly brave” and admitted that the video “really got to him.” Trump Jr. then extended a very personal invitation to him and his family:
This boy is incredibly brave and the video really got to me. @danawhite, If he takes you up on your offer to see UFC Headquarters, I would be honored to host him and his family at our place if they need somewhere to stay. https://t.co/EWx05o0yI0
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 11, 2017
He promised that if they decide to visit UFC headquarters, he “would be honored to host him and his family at our place if they need somewhere to stay.”
If there is anyone that understands being bullied it is the Trump family. How wonderful it is that Donald Trump Jr. reached out to this young man and offered his home up to him and his family. There certainly has never been a first family quite like this!
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