Celebrities mount with Keaton Jones, child who spoke opposite bullying

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Keaton Jones has a lot of new friends.

Among them: UFC President Dana White, Captain America actor Chris Evans, Dr. Phil, Millie Bobby Brown aka “Eleven” from Stranger Things, Fox News horde Sean Hannity, rapper Snoop Dogg, a slew of veteran athletes in several sports, and large people on a Internet, apparently.

Keaton, a tyro during Horace Maynard Middle School in Maynardville in Union County, Tenn., sparked a inhabitant review about bullying after a video of him went viral over a weekend.

Keaton’s mother, Kimberly Jones, filmed him great in a newcomer chair of a car after she pronounced she picked him adult from propagandize “AGAIN” since he was fearful to go to lunch. “Keaton asked to do this,” Jones wrote in a Facebook post.

More: Crying East Tennessee boy’s viral anti-bullying video attracts courtesy of Vols, Titans

In a video, Keaton pronounced other students done fun of a approach he looks, poured divert on him, put ham down his garments and pronounced he had no friends.

“People that are opposite don’t need to be criticized about it,” Keaton said. “It’s not their fault. But if we are done fun of, usually don’t let it worry you. Stay clever we guess. It’s hard. But it’ll substantially get improved one day.”

That day competence usually be today.

As of Sunday evening, Keaton’s video had some-more than 18.5 million views and had been common some-more than 369,000 times on Facebook. His summary resonated with an heterogeneous brew of celebrities, who responded by condemning bullying, pity their possess practice and lauding Keaton for his courage.

Jones nor Union County propagandize officials could be reached for comment.

The reaction 

Jarrett Guarantano, a University of Tennessee Vols quarterback, tweeted a design with his “new best bud” on Sunday evening. 

“So we got a possibility to spend a day with my new best blossom Keaton,” Guarantano wrote. “It was unimaginable to get to know him and comprehend that we have a lot in common. This dude is really special and has altered my life forever. Now we have a small hermit we always wanted! God magnify we my man.”

Dana White pronounced he wants to move Keaton to Las Vegas to hang out during UFC headquarters. In a video posted to a central UFC Twitter account, several fighters spoke about bullying and offering difference of support to Keaton.

In a tweet, a president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., called Keaton “incredibly brave” and pronounced he “would be honored” to horde Keaton and his family if they take White adult on his offer.

Chris Evans invited Keaton and his mom to a premiere of a new Avengers movie in Los Angeles subsequent year.

Sean Hannity pronounced he wants to fly Keaton and his relatives to New York City to revisit Fox News.

Walking Dead actor Tom Payne invited Keaton to a “Walker Stalker Con” uncover in Nashville.

The escape of support went on and on.

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A post common by snoopdogg (@snoopdogg) on Dec 10, 2017 during 7:50am PST

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