In light of Christmas, one little boy got the surprise of a lifetime.
America and the world were swept off their feet due to a video of a boy experiencing first-hand bullying at school.
The footage first emerged on Friday, and in it, we can spot 11-year-old Keaton Jones who talked to his mother about his fear to go to lunch because of the everyday torture he receives from a few other boys.
This is Keaton Jones, he lives in Knoxville and he has a little something to say about bullying.pic.twitter.com/coyQxFp33V
— Everything TN (@Everything_TN) December 9, 2017
One of his peers called the boy ugly, alone without any friends, and without solid food at home.
“Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?” Jones asked. “What’s the point of it? Why do they find joy in taking innocent people and find a way to be mean to them? It’s not OK.”
He then continued:
“People that are different don’t need to be criticized about it. It’s not their fault. If you are made fun of, just don’t let it bother you.”
Many celebrities exploded in rage because of the video and posted on Twitter.
The first one to use their voice was Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White, who invited the boy to the UFC headquarters in person.
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
Next to tweet was the President’s son, Donald Trump, Jr., who invited the boy to pay a visit to his home.
Among others, we read actor Chris Evans’ tweet, who asked Jones and his mom to attend the premiere of the new “Avengers” film in Los Angeles, scheduled for 2019.
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
Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker also wished that Jonas was his guest:
— Delanie walker (@delaniewalker82) December 9, 2017
University of Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano took the time to meet Jones at once.
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
Country music artist Kelsea Ballerini demanded she went to the school and asked for the bullies to apologize.
buddy next time I make it home to Knox I'm going to walk into that lunchroom with you and watch the bullies say they are sorry to you. you don't deserve that. keep your head up and continue to be kind…you will always Come out on top. sending a hug. https://t.co/fZn2hbMPKp
— Kelsea Ballerini (@KelseaBallerini) December 10, 2017
Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. asked Jones to “add me to your long list of friends.”
This is heartbreaking. But the response of support for him is a beautiful thing. Add me to your long list of friends Keaton. https://t.co/NKasvdo00u
— Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) December 10, 2017
Interestingly enough, rapper Snoop Dogg also wrote to Jones:
“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,” he wrote on Instagram.
Here is who else commented once Jones’ story broke on the Internet.
— Enrique Iglesias (@enriqueiglesias) December 10, 2017
Keaton jones you are a hero. This extremely raw and real moment has brought hope and truth to so many people. Be you and be forever fearless. Never give up. You are loved!
— kevin jonas (@kevinjonas) December 10, 2017
I #StandwithKeaton. Keaton baby, just know you’re not alone. There are so many people who come out of bullying so much stronger and you will be one of them!! God bless you sweetheart. https://t.co/LdCAy2lDHu
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) December 11, 2017
If someone can get to me the name of the school, the principal, school board members i will gladly make the calls myself and fix this. Also if anyone knows Keaton and his parents, i will gladly fly them to NYC to be my guest & visit Fox News. https://t.co/uFyp2r2Yn7
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) December 10, 2017