Nowadays, it’s difficult not to lose all faith in humanity, given the disgusting and vile insults being shouted across social media, so-called moral leaders supporting an accused child molester for the U.S. Senate, and so many others on both sides downplaying accusations of sexual harassment by cultural and political heavy hitters from Hollywood to Washington. D.C.
But on Sunday night, one small glimmer of hope that maybe — just maybe—- not everyone has lost their freakin’ minds emerged on Twitter. It came after a video surfaced of a child named Keaton Jones in Knoxville, Tennessee, who told his story of being bullied at school.
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) December 11, 2017
But amid the emotional response, dozens of online supporters, from politicians to pundits, to athletes, to top-tier celebrities weighed in via social media, some of whom even invited Keaton to meet them face to face. Here are just a few of the tweets in support of Keaton:
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
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) December 11, 2017
Keaton, I know Tennesseans and people across our country join me in saying thank you for your courage. Bullying isn’t acceptable, especially in our schools. We’re all with you! #StandWithKeaton
— Senator Bob Corker (@SenBobCorker) December 11, 2017
Keaton buddy, I was bullied just like you. It’s got nothing to do with you and everything to do with them. We love you, little man. Your squad’s BETTER than theirs! ????? https://t.co/Z4U0soTCcT
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) December 10, 2017
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
Update; Good news, apparently some Titans and Vol players are helping Keaton. The school needs this Fixed immediately or people should be fired. If Someone sets up scholarship account for Keaton, let’s raise $. I’ll start with $10,000. $5,10,25 pp would be amazing. https://t.co/IzLGx2e9V6
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) 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
Amid so much partisan bickering, it’s nice to be reminded that there are some things that unite us all. The well-being of an innocent kid in Knoxville is one of them.
Thanks, Keaton. We all owe you one.