Keaton Jones has received a deluge of supportive messages, as well as invites to film premieres and UFC headquarters
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:
So I got the chance to spend the day with my new best bud Keaton. It was unbelievable to get to know him and realize that we have a lot in common. This dude is very special and has changed my life forever. Now I have the little brother I always wanted! God bless you my man pic.twitter.com/vMHVtnf2rC— Jarrett Guarantano? (@BroadwayJay2) December 11, 2017
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:
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
Keaton, will you’ve my guest at the Premiere of #InfinityWar too? I think you are about one of the coolest kids I have ever seen! Can’t wait to meet you in person, pal. Forget those ignorant kids. One day, very soon, they are going to feel pretty stupid for this. https://t.co/BqJLxu25GN— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 11, 2017
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.
Keaton-Don't waste time wondering why a bully would be so mean-They're sad people who think hurting others will make them feel better because they really don't like themselves-They're just jealous because you're so smart & handsome??Your friend-mh https://t.co/SUMw3OoCTm— @HamillHimself (@HamillHimself) December 10, 2017
Keaton, this is so accurate. Why do people do this? I think your sooo cool Keaton! I wanna be your friend ( but srsly) ur freakin awesome ?? https://t.co/LD7Q762bL9— Millie Bobby Brown (@milliebbrown) December 9, 2017
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."