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'It’s not okay': A bullied boy shares his pain on social media

A video of Keaton Jones talking about his experience with bullies has changed his life.
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December 11, 2017 - 2:34 PM

'IT'S HARD. BUT IT'LL PROBABLY GET BETTER ONE DAY.'

A video recorded by his mom in the family's car has changed Keaton Jones' life.

The Knoxville, Tennessee boy had a rough day at school and needed to be picked up early after he was bullied by fellow students about how he looks. They made fun of his nose and called him ugly.

Through his tears, Jones asks the question: Why do kids bully?

"Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them? It’s not okay," he says.

At the end of the video, Jones expresses some hope that things will get better for him.

"It's hard. But it'll probably get better one day."

Thousands of people have reached out to Keaton to reassure him it does get better, including sports stars and celebrities like Justin Bieber.

The heartbreaking video has gone viral, shared thousands of times on social media and seen by millions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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