You might have already seen this video at this point because it’s gone viral. But bullying is a serious issue and it has never been put better than when described by someone currently dealing with the turmoil of this unjust treatment.
Keaton Jones never asked to be treated like he was by his classmates, but in a tear-filled video posted on social media, the young man spilled his heart out about the nature of bullying. He was articulate and spoke with a lot of wisdom that certainly seemed to connect with a lot of people. It is a really touching video and should be watched by everyone.
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
But young Keaton soon found out he’s not alone in his struggle and plenty of people have his back. WWE Superstars Kevin Owens, AJ Styles, Kurt Angle, Nia Jax, Carmella, Tye Dillinger, and more have already spoken out on the situation and they are obviously on Keaton’s side. If this kind of public attention for #KeatonStrong keeps up, could he become a future contender for a WWE Hall Of Fame Warrior Award?
Just saw this.
The world is broken and everyone needs to work to try and fix it. A good first step would be to listen to Keaton’s message and start by being nicer to each other in every day life. Lots of small steps can make a big difference.
Stay strong, Keaton. https://t.co/ivB9yEn75j
— Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) December 10, 2017
It appears to me that you go to school with a lot of insecure students. When they look into the mirror, they don’t like what they see. That’s why they choose you to pick on. Stay strong and know that you have friends that have your back, like me. Stay phenomenal kiddo. https://t.co/cNiaEjbY8b
— AJStyles.Org (@AJStylesOrg) December 10, 2017
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) December 10, 2017
— Tye Dillinger (@WWEDillinger) December 10, 2017
Keaton you are amazing! So proud of you! Bullying is completely unacceptable. I hope people learn a lesson from this amazing guy! Spread love, embrace our differences & stop bullying! https://t.co/OSsTVgNyHd
— Nia Jax (@NiaJaxWWE) December 10, 2017
This seriously breaks my heart. It will get better, Keaton! You have a voice to help others stay positive! Spread love, not hate. ? https://t.co/n2OXaJ0zSF
— MS Money in the BANK (@CarmellaWWE) December 10, 2017
Hey Keaton, I wrestle some of the toughest men in the world, but I just wanted you to know you are by far the toughest person I know. Keep your head up. I got your back ?? https://t.co/srUdvnq4wk
— Mike Kanellis (@RealMikeBennett) December 10, 2017
It sounds like Kane is looking to get in touch with Keaton as well because he recently posted on Facebook asking if anyone could get him in touch with his mother.
Keaton has plenty of support and way more than he ever thought he’d get but he should have because he is not alone in this problem. This is an unfortunate story with a great outcome so far. We can only hope that the bullying will stop with this much-needed awareness.
On the other side of the field of combat sports, UFC President Dana White was so moved by Keaton’s message that he wanted to meet the young man. White sent out a message asking to be put in contact with him and obviously, this went well.
White said he plans on flying Keaton Jones out to the UFC headquarters in Las Vegas where we’re sure Keaton is going to have a wonderful time.
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
Thank u all for helping try to find Keaton. 1000% greatest post and response in my social media history. This kid is special and we all feel it. Dying to meet him!!
— Dana White (@danawhite) December 10, 2017
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