A Tennessee mom posted a video of her son's tearful reaction to being bullied by schoolmates -- and now the world is coming to his aid after the video went viral.
“Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What’s the point of it?” asked young Keaton Jones as his eyes swam with tears. “Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them? It’s not okay.”
“They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends,” Keaton told his mother in a car with tears in his eyes. He added that things even get physical at lunch, when bullies “put milk on me and put ham down my clothes, throw bread on me.”
Keaton's mother Kimberly said that she filmed the video after she came to school to pick up her son for the second time because he was too afraid to go to lunch in the school cafeteria.
"We all know how it feels to want to belong," she wrote, "but only a select few know how it really feels not to belong anywhere.”
As the video began to spread, said People magazine, stars like Millie Bobby Brown of Netflix' "Stranger Things" tweeted their support.
Mark "The Hulk" Ruffalo sent his support.
Little buddy, I was bullied when I was a kid. You are right #ItGetsBetter! You are my own personal super hero. Prot… https://t.co/nY1ujnVID3— Mark Ruffalo (@Mark Ruffalo)1512937507.0
Oscar-winner Patricia Arquette and others joined in.
@JamieOGrady @Lakyn_Jones Keaton, you show here you have empathy. That's what is going to make you an amazing man & friend.— Patricia Arquette (@Patricia Arquette)1512860869.0
#keatonjones is my inspiration this weekend. Stand up for Keaton— Scooter Braun (@Scooter Braun)1512855975.0
This video broke my heart because I asked many of the same questions when I was a kid and was bullied relentlessly… https://t.co/Y2NNXWjHCI— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1512860635.0
Hey Keaton Jones ... From a kid who was bullied everyday in school ... One day those kids will talk about how they… https://t.co/KM5k2v4y9o— Zach Myers (@Zach Myers)1512934242.0
Watch the heartbreaking video, embedded below: