A Tennessee Boy Was Bullied at School — Then Something Wonderful Happened
A Tennessee boy's sad tale of being tormented at the hands of middle school bullies went viral over the weekend and the support that is pouring in for him from all across America -- including some very high places -- is enough to restore your faith in humanity and warm the cockles of your heart.
Kimberly Jones posted a heartbreaking video on Facebook Friday of her son Keaton talking about the bullying he's had to endure at Horace Maynard Middle School in Maynardville, Tenn., and the post prompted a wave of support from athletes, entertainers and even the son of the president.
Jones said that she had to pick Keaton up from school that day "again" because he was too afraid to go to lunch.
"We all know how it feels to want to belong, but only a select few know how it really feels not to belong anywhere," she wrote.
“They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends,” Keaton told his mom in the video while tears rolled down his cheeks. “Why do they bully? What’s the point of it?”
Kimberly asked what they did to him at lunch. "Poured milk on me and put hands down my clothes, threw food at me," Keaton cried.
The video is tough to watch.
The video now has over 21 million views and support for Keaton has been rolling in from the political, entertainment and sports worlds.