Keaton Jones’ popularity has soared beyond what was previously imaginable.
The Tennessee boy has received an outpouring of support from the sports world in response to his detailed account of the bullying he experiences at school. Jones’ mother shared Keaton’s bullying story Friday via Facebook, and the video since has gone viral, generating over 22 million views as of Monday. As a result, stars of stage, screen and sport are pledging to stand with him.
NBA superstar LeBron James and UFC president Dana White are among Jones’ most famous supporters.
Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker wants Jones to attend an upcoming game as his guest.
James’ Cleveland Cavaliers teammate, J.R. Smith, made a similar offer to Jones on Saturday.
Ex-Boston Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez gave Jones a special shout-out, while Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy offered an uplifting joke on the teen’s behalf.
Tennessee Volunteers football quarterback Jarrett Guarantano and Tyler Byrd also have brought Jones into their social circle and intend to become part of his.
Things are looking up for Jones, largely thanks to the power of social media.
Thumbnail photo via Facebook/Kimberly Jones
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