Knoxville, Tenn., child Keaton Jones spoke up against bullying in a video posted by his mother to Facebook, which quickly caught the attention of millions across the world. In the video, young Keaton shares his own wrenching story about being bullied at school, and encourages others who are experiencing the same pain to stay strong. "If you are made fun of, just don't let it bother you," he said.
This is Keaton Jones, he lives in Knoxville and he has a little something to say about bullying.pic.twitter.com/coyQxFp33V— Everything TN (@Everything_TN) December 9, 2017
It appears to me that you go to school with a lot of insecure students. When they look into the mirror, they don’t like what they see. That’s why they choose you to pick on. Stay strong and know that you have friends that have your back, like me. Stay phenomenal kiddo. https://t.co/cNiaEjbY8b— AJStyles.Org (@AJStylesOrg) December 10, 2017
Breaks my heart. I don’t understand bullies. We need 2 teach these kids 2 stop. Look at the pain in Keaton’s eyes. Stay strong! We love u! N https://t.co/zhrYUSabqM— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) December 11, 2017
"Ms. Money in the Bank" Carmella encouraged more people to spread love, like Keaton did.
This seriously breaks my heart. It will get better, Keaton! You have a voice to help others stay positive! Spread love, not hate. 💜 https://t.co/n2OXaJ0zSF— MELLA I$ MONEY (@CarmellaWWE) December 10, 2017
Nia Jax thinks people can learn a lesson from Keaton's message.
Keaton you are amazing! So proud of you! Bullying is completely unacceptable. I hope people learn a lesson from this amazing guy! Spread love, embrace our differences & stop bullying! https://t.co/OSsTVgNyHd— 🌺 (@NiaJaxWWE) December 10, 2017
Very hard to watch this, Keaton you are a strong person for speaking up. Bullying is NOT ok. Stay strong buddy & I promise, it does get better ❤️ https://t.co/vy1YZHtgaM— Billie Kay (@BillieKayWWE) December 11, 2017
Bullying HAS to stop! We must educate our kids to be kind, compassionate & loving! You’re a strong boy, Keaton & an inspiration 💙 https://t.co/EztNNWG3VU— Peyton Royce (@PeytonRoyceWWE) December 11, 2017
WWE encourages children to treat one another with respect through its Be a STAR campaign. In 2017, WWE started a new collaboration with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence to bring a revamped Be a STAR curriculum to all Boys & Girls Clubs across the United States. For more information, visit WWECommunity.com.