Celebs piling up lavish offers; boy who went viral in gut-punching bullying video has life changed forever


Christmas has come early for one beleaguered boy.

The internet went into a storm over a touching video of a boy recounting his experiences of being bullied at school.

In the video published Friday, 11-year-old Keaton Jones told his mother he was afraid to go to lunch because of the abuse he suffers at the hands of school bullies.


His schoolmates call him ugly, tell him he has no friends, and pour food on him Jones said.

“Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?” Jones asked. “What’s the point of it? Why do they find joy in taking innocent people and find a way to be mean to them? It’s not OK.”

He went on to argue:

“People that are different don’t need to be criticized about it. It’s not their fault. If you are made fun of, just don’t let it bother you.”

The video went viral and was quickly addressed by a number of celebrities — including President Trump’s oldest son.

First, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White offered to bring Jones over to Las Vegas to see UFC headquarters in person.

Donald Trump, Jr. immediately stepped in to build upon the offer, offering to host Jones and his family at his home.

Other celebrities likewise made generous offers in the hopes of brightening his day.

Actor Chris Evans said he would like to bring Jones and his mom to the premier of the new “Avengers” film in Los Angeles next year.

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker invited Jones and his family to an upcoming game.

University of Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano actually spent the day with Jones.

Country music artist Kelsea Ballerini tweeted out support, saying she wants to go to the school and see the bullies apologize.

Retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. asked Jones to “add me to your long list of friends.”

Even rapper Snoop Dogg spoke out, inviting Jones to send him a direct message.

“Say lil Man U gotta friend in me for life hit me on dm so we can chop it up love is the only way to beat hate,” he wrote on Instagram.

Say lil Man U gotta friend in me for life hit me on dm so we can chop it up love is the only way to beat hate ??☝?

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Other stars, including Enrique Iglesias, Kevin Jonas, and Demi Lovato, encouraged Jones to stay strong.



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