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Bullying_FísicoCelebrities have reached out to a young boy who has been bullied by his classmates. Keaton Jones is a young boy from Knoxville, Tennessee and has been dealing with terrible bullying. His classmates mock him, call him “ugly,” make fun of his nose and say he has no friends. According to Keaton, at lunch the bullies “poured milk on [him] and put ham down the back of [his] clothes.” Keaton’s mother took a video of his tearful confession and shared it on Twitter. The video went viral and has since amassed more than 18 million views and inspired messages of support from several celebrities.

Bernard Blake, the former Green Bay Packers quarterback, reached out to Keaton and told him in a video to “never be ashamed of who you are. God made you the way that He made you and God designed you the way He designed you for a reason. You are very special and very unique to this world, and don’t let anybody take that from you.” “Pitch Perfect” actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld also recorded a video message for Keaton and posted it on Twitter. “I think you are amazing, and what makes you so special is that there is only one you,” Steinfeld said. “I would love for you, Keaton Jones, to be my date to the ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ premier on Tuesday.”

Singer Justin Bieber also spoke out in support of Keaton. Beiber’s video message on Instagram told his fans about Keaton and Keaton’s strength. “The fact that [Keaton] still has the sympathy and compassion for other people when he’s going through it himself is a testament to who he is,” Bieber said. “This kid is all-time. He’s a legend. Go check him out. His name’s Keaton.”

Bieber’s message references the fact that in the viral video, Keaton is not just talking about his own personal situation. He has seen other classmates bullied and wants it to stop. “I don’t like that [the bullies] do it to me,” Keaton said in the video, “and I for sure don’t like that they do it to other people, ‘cause it’s not okay. People that are different don’t need to be criticized about it, ‘cause it’s not their fault.”

Keaton also used the video his mom filmed to spread a message of strength to other victims of bullying. Even as tears roll down his face, Keaton tried to support others who were suffering at school. “If you are made fun of, don’t let it bother you,” Keaton said. “Stay strong, I guess. It’s hard, but it’ll probably get better one day.”

Chris Evans, perhaps best known for his role as Captain America in the Avengers series and the Captain America movies, reached out to Keaton to confirm that the bullying would eventually get better. Evans said in a Tweet, “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?”

Keaton’s viral video is only a little over a minute long, but it has touched the hearts of millions. One can only hope that the hundreds of thousands of thoughts and prayers reach Keaton and that the outpouring of support for him helps him stand strong and stay kind despite the struggles he is facing.

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