US stars rally in support of young boy after anti-bullying video goes viral

Keaton Jones has received a deluge of supportive messages, as well as invites to film premieres and UFC headquarters

US stars rally in support of young boy after anti-bullying video goes viral

Keaton Jones

A number of big-name stars in the US have rallied in support of a young Tennessee boy after his anti-bullying video went viral.

Keaton Jones' emotional comments were shared online by his mother, Kimberly Jones - quickly racking up tens of millions of views on Facebook.

In the video, Keaton - who The Tennessean reports is a student at a school in the city of Maynardville - details his own experiences of bullying, while asking: "Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What's the point of it? Why do they find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them?"

The video prompted a huge response, with University of Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Jarrett Guarantano posting a picture with Keaton on Sunday:

Several other members of the team indicated they were planning to visit Keaton at school.

He also received two separate invites to the premiere of next year's Avengers: Infinity War:

UFC head Dana White said he wanted to bring Keaton to Las Vegas to hang out at his organisation's headquarters.

Other celebrities such as Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown and Luke Skywalker himself Mark Hamill also had kind words for Keaton.

Rapper Snoop Dog, meanwhile, said the young boy had a "friend in me for life".

State senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker also tweeted words of support, with Senator Corker saying: "I know Tennesseans and people across our country join me in saying thank you for your courage."