On Friday, Kimberly Jones of Knoxville, Tennessee, posted a touching video of her son Keaton describing the daily bullying that he's suffered. The boy breaks down in tears, saying: "They make fun of my nose, they call me ugly. I have no friends."
You can watch the emotional video below:
The video has since been shared thousands of times, and dozens of celebrities have flooded Keaton with comforting messages.
Snoop Dogg reposted the video on Instagram, along with the caption: "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."
Captain America was among the high-profile actors to reply.
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
As was his co-star, Mark Ruffalo.
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
Tyler Bird, a wide receiver for Jones' hometown team, the Tenneesse Volunteers, said he was going the boy's middle school on Tuesday to show support.
And he wasn't the only sports star.
Hey Keaton, I’m very sorry you have been going through such tough times. You showed a lot of courage by letting people know how some have been treating you. We would love have you and your family come out to @CollegeGameDay anytime you’d like next year. You’re always welcome. https://t.co/9WTkpt8Xub— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) December 11, 2017
Politicians, actors, and entertainers, also took to Twitter with messages of support.
As someone who was seriously bullied in school i can tell you that it never ever leaves you. When i see another kid hurting just as i was it breaks me. Schools and teachers need to start handling bullying with zero tolerance and understanding #StandWithKeaton— Daz Black (@daz_black) December 11, 2017
What an awesome response.
Update: Since this article was published, there's been several allegations of racism made against Keaton's mother, Kimberly Keaton, you can learn more here.