By now, you've probably seen the name Keaton Jones or #StandWithKeaton, regarding the Tennessee boy whose video about his terrible bullying experience went pretty viral this weekend.
The heartbreaking video, in which Jones describes how he's bullied in school, created an instant outpouring of support and love from all corners of the internet. Many, many people shared their own stories, words of encouragement, and his video with others. Celebrities were definitely among them.
Celebrities have reached out on Twitter and Instagram showing Jones their own love and support with invitations to hang out, and simply spreading awareness of how serious and hurtful bullying really is.
Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, T.I., DeAndre Washington, and more have spoken out for Jones.
Stay strong, Keaton. Don’t let them make you turn cold. I promise it gets better. While those punks at your school are deciding what kind of people they want to be in this world, how would you and your mom like to come to the Avengers premiere in LA next year? https://t.co/s1QwCQ3toi
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 10, 2017
— Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) December 10, 2017
So I got the chance to spend the day with my new best bud Keaton. It was unbelievable to get to know him and realize that we have a lot in common. This dude is very special and has changed my life forever. Now I have the little brother I always wanted! God bless you my man pic.twitter.com/vMHVtnf2rC
— Jarrett Guarantano✞ (@BroadwayJay2) December 11, 2017
I #StandwithKeaton. Keaton baby, just know you’re not alone. There are so many people who come out of bullying so much stronger and you will be one of them!! God bless you sweetheart. https://t.co/LdCAy2lDHu
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) December 11, 2017
#StandWithKeaton we love u my friend- we need more of ur kindness.. compassion... bravery.. and honesty in everyone, and the whole world is learning from u- thank u Keaton 💞we all got ur back✊🏼✊🏼
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) December 11, 2017
Keaton, will you’ve my guest at the Premiere of #InfinityWar too? I think you are about one of the coolest kids I have ever seen! Can’t wait to meet you in person, pal. Forget those ignorant kids. One day, very soon, they are going to feel pretty stupid for this. https://t.co/BqJLxu25GN
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 11, 2017
I love this boy and I’ve never met him. You are brave and beautiful just as you are, don’t ever let others define who you are. Bullies are insecure and ignorant. Words create emotional poison, don’t listen to them so that poison doesn’t ever get to your pure heart ❤️ pic.twitter.com/SjntR2Pksk
— Eva Longoria Baston (@EvaLongoria) December 10, 2017
Dear Keaton Jones, hopefully you see this. Your an amazing soul my man, never let ANYONE tell you otherwise! Keep your head up & chest out. Your a solider, always remember that.
— DeAndre Washington (@dwa5hington) December 10, 2017
— Delanie walker (@delaniewalker82) December 9, 2017
Keaton you are awesome for sharing like this - you set an example for us all. Just want you to know you are welcome to any @GoodCharlotte show anytime you want, we would love to meet you dude! https://t.co/msQuVfN0DL
— Joel Madden (@JoelMadden) December 10, 2017
This boy is incredibly brave and the video really got to me. @danawhite, If he takes you up on your offer to see UFC Headquarters, I would be honored to host him and his family at our place if they need somewhere to stay. https://t.co/EWx05o0yI0
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 11, 2017
I was bullied. To everyone who is going through this now: I know it’s hard and it seems like it will never get better, like it will never end. But it will. I promise you. Be strong. https://t.co/bnVRNBtblW
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) December 11, 2017
— Bernard Blake (@BamBam_Blake23) December 10, 2017
Keaton Jones- I was bullied for most of my life and I would ask the same questions to my mom. But if you stay close with your family like I
— Charlie Puth (@charlieputh) December 11, 2017
“Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.” Stay strong Keaton, you’re a very brave young man and a lot of great folks have your back. @Lakyn_Jones if there is anything we can do for Keaton, please let us know. #StandWithKeaton #StopBullying
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) December 11, 2017
Hey, #KeatonJones - you have friends here at the UFC, buddy. Today and everyday. #StandWithKeaton @Lakyn_Jones | @DC_MMA @TWooodley @FelderPaul @SugaRashadEvans @KennyFlorian pic.twitter.com/ZxX0cY1bu7
— UFC (@ufc) December 10, 2017
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) December 10, 2017
Keaton jones you are a hero. This extremely raw and real moment has brought hope and truth to so many people. Be you and be forever fearless. Never give up. You are loved!
— kevin jonas (@kevinjonas) December 10, 2017
Hey Keaton Jones, I’d like to invite you to be my guest at any show of mine of your choice. I’ll cover ur flights and accommodation.
Big up for speaking up, buddy!!! 👍
— Zedd (@Zedd) December 11, 2017
— Enrique Iglesias (@enriqueiglesias) December 10, 2017
@Lakyn_Jones Hello, Keaton (via your sister)! You may have heard of my parents, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (#MLK) and #CorettaScottKing. I try to honor them and their legacies. I’m so sorry about the pain you’re experiencing because of bullying. You matter. I love you.
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) December 9, 2017
Keaton, my dude- I dealt with this every day in middle school. People don’t know how to handle “Different.” It made them uncomfortable that someone could be original! Guess what? The joke was on them! Hang in there my man- it DOES GET MUCH, MUCH BETTER! https://t.co/gFz1HuPXKy
— Jesse McCartney (@JesseMcCartney) December 11, 2017
It's been awesome to see but I'm starting to worry about Keaton Jones' future grades with all these trips he's going to be taking this year.
— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) December 11, 2017
Hey #KeatonJones Just saw your video about the tough time you're going through. Not sure if you're a Walking Dead fan but if it happens that you are then please be in touch as I would love to see you and your family @WalkrStalkrCon show in Nashville next year. On me. X
— Tom Payne (@justanactor) December 10, 2017
💔Now more than ever the tone has been set that it’s ok and even effective to bully😒This ain’t the old school bullying either: it continues at home & on SOCIAL MEDIA. Children👏🏽are 👏🏽committing 👏🏽suicide👏🏽
They need compassion, inclusion & protection🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/iQTzKCCZkZ
— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) December 11, 2017
— Cole Swindell (@coleswindell) December 10, 2017
— MANNY RAMIREZ (@therealmanny99) December 11, 2017
This makes me so sad, people that bully are just sad insecure people that take their own problems out on other people. STOP THE BULLYING. I #StandWithKeaton don't worry Keaton it does get better just keep pushing through https://t.co/nGBJhoIDVs
— Rachel Levin (@rclbeauty101) December 11, 2017