Chris Evans And More Celebrities Are Reaching Out To Support This Bullied Boy

"Please teach your kids not to be bullies."

[Editor's note: A Plus is aware of reports that say Keaton's mother, Kimberly Jones, posted racist comments and imagery on social media. As a policy, A Plus neither attributes those same attitudes or beliefs to Keaton. We also do not publish unconfirmed social media reports about a specific minor's behavior unless they have been verified by local sources. The focus of our story was meant to be the kindness and generosity offered by others in a seemingly traumatic moment.]

A young boy named Keaton Jones has received the internet's support after his mother shared his response to being bullied in a Facebook video. Over the weekend, countless celebrities have reached out to the Knoxville, Tenn., resident with comforting words and even a few exciting offers.

In the video (which has apparently been deleted but reposted to other outlets), Keaton says to the camera, "Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What's the point of it?" According to Deadline, Keaton was picked on at lunch for the scars left on his head after a tumor operation. "People that are different don't need to be criticized about it, because it's not their fault."

"If you are made fun of, just don't let it bother you. Stay strong, I guess. It's hard," Keaton says tearfully in the clip. "But it'll probably get better one day."

"It gets better" was the message many celebrities reiterated for the young boy in their social media responses. That includes a tweet from Captain America himself, Chris Evans, who invited Keaton and his mom to attend the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War next year. His co-star Mark Ruffalo repeated the invitation, and told Keaton, "You got a pal in the Hulk."

Keaton also received an invitation from Hailee Steinfeld to attend the Pitch Perfect 3 premiere with her this week, and Cleveland Cavaliers player J.R. Smith invited him to a game in Memphis. Some other stars even shared their own experiences with bullying growing up.

Keaton's sister Lakyn has responded to the outpouring of support on Twitter, writing that he is "doing good and loving the awareness" the video inspired.

Check out some of the powerful responses Keaton has received below:


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