At this point, it’s highly likely you’ve already seen the Facebook video that Kimberly Jones (of Tennessee) posted of her son Keaton sharing the pain of bullying. In the clip, which has now been viewed over 17 million times since Jones uploaded it on Friday, Keaton can be seen asking his mother why kids bully.
… In the video Keaton, seated in the passenger seat of his mom’s car, shares that he was bullied again, then asks: “What’s the point of it? Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them? It’s not okay.” Mom can be heard asking her son what other kids at school do to him, leading Keaton to tell his mother that they make fun of his nose, call him ugly and tell him he has no friends. With tears beginning to run down his face, he also said that they pour milk on him and stuff food into his clothes.
… At the end of the video, as he struggles through his emotions, Keaton still manages to provide a word of hope to others going through bullying: “If you are made fun of, just don’t let it bother you. Just stay strong, I guess. It’s hard. But… it’ll probably get better one day.”