Political figures and celebrities, including Donald Trump Jr, Kellyanne Conway and UFC boss Dana White have come to the defense of a bullied adolescent.
Keaton Jones of Knoxville has become a hero to bullied teens everywhere after his mother posted a video of the battered and tearful boy.
In the video, he makes a heartfelt statement about the bullying he has endured, questioning why it happens.
The video went viral soon after recording, and celebrities from across North America are speaking out in support of Keaton! White and Don Jr. have even offered the boy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity:
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
— danawhite (@danawhite) December 10, 2017
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
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
But if THIS offer below pans out, we think Don Jr. will end up 2nd fiddle in the young man’s diary…
— Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) December 10, 2017