A Tennessee boy who was bullied has generated a huge outpouring of support from celebrities (video below).
In the video, Kimberly Jones asks her son, Keaton Jones, why bullies at school were bothering him, observes the Daily Mail.
Keaton asks his mother: "Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What's the point of it? Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them?"
The American Psychological Association defines bullying as "a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort."
His mother then asked: "What did they say to you?"
"They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends," was Keaton's tearful response.
Then she asked, "What did they do to you at lunch?"
Keaton's reply: "Poured milk on me and put ham down my clothes. Threw bread at me."
He added: "I don't like that they do it to me and I for sure don't like that they do it to other people because it's not okay. People that are different, don't need to be criticized about it. It's not their fault. If you are made fun of just don't let it bother you. Stay strong I guess. It's hard. But it'll probably get better one day."
When Kimberly posted the video to Facebook, she explained: "For the record, Keaton asked to do this AFTER he had he me pick him up AGAIN because he was afraid to go to lunch."
Justin Bieber, Hailee Steinfeld, Mark Ruffalo, Katy Perry, LeBron James, and numerous other celebrities offered words of encouragement to Keaton.
Ruffalo and Steinfeld invited Keaton to their upcoming movie premieres.
Fox News host Sean Hannity said: "I will gladly fly them to NYC to be my guests & visit Fox News."
On Instagram, Bieber told Keaton: "You got a friend in me Lil bro! Hit me on dm and we can chat!!! Love you buddy!!"
Mark Hamill assured Keaton that bullies were just jealous because he's "so smart and handsome."
Other celebrities, including Country music star Kelsea Ballerini, television psychologist Dr. Phil, and Tennessee Titans star Tyler Byrd, all actually offered to eat lunch with Keaton at his school.