This Bullied Boy’s Video Went Viral and Amazing Things Happened

The story of Keaton Jones is burning up social media.

11-year-old Keaton is a boy from Knoxville, Tennessee. And he was very upset after being bullied at school.

So his mom, Kimberly Jones, interviewed him on video so he could explain to people why he thought bullying was wrong.

“For the record, Keaton asked to do this AFTER he had me pick him up AGAIN because he was afraid to go to lunch. My kids are by no stretch perfect, & 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 they’re 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.”



Keaton said that bullies poured milk on him and put food down his clothes.

But what was very sweet was he held out hope that things would get better.

And they have, in a very big way.

Since his mother posted the video on Friday, it’s gone super viral. It’s been viewed over 17 million times.

Tennessee Volunteers players said they would be visiting his school to show him some love.

Tennesse Titans player Delanie Walker invited Keaton and his family to the Titans game on December 31 and Taylor Lewan said he would visit him at school.

Then the damn broke and people all over the country were tweeting about Keaton and sending messages from all sides of the aisle.

People then set up a GoFundMe for Keaton to set up a college fund for him. The Gofundme quotes Ronald Reagan: “We can’t help everyone but everyone can help someone.”

In less than 24 hours, it’s raised almost $30,000 for Keaton.

This tweet really sums it all up:

People have truly embraced him.

Keaton is going to have a great day when he gets back to school tomorrow.

[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]