Video of bullied Tennessee boy Keaton Jones, whose emotional plea to his mother went viral, has caught the attention of some prominent area athletes, including Titans tight end Delanie Walker.
Walker reached out to Jones and his mother on Twitter Saturday with words of encouragement from Buddah and an offer of tickets to a Titans game. Walker said that he hoped to raise awareness to bullying in schools.
— Delanie walker (@delaniewalker82) December 9, 2017
Vols wide receiver Tyler Byrd also joined the #stopbullying campaign and made a promise to visit Keaton’s school next week in an effort to raise awareness.
We going to the middle school next Tuesday show young Man some love we will also TWITTER LIVE some of it so everyone can show there love and support #vols #StopBullying @cboystunna3 @BroadwayJay2 @JKShuttlesworth @smithtrey98
— Tyler Byrd (@D1fuzzymuffin17) December 9, 2017
The video below, in which Jones describes to his mother what happened to him at school asks “why do they bully, what’s the point of it?” garnered more than 11 million views and 92,000 comments when it was shared on Facebook.
This is Keaton Jones. He is amazing. I hope those who bullied him get what’s coming to them. And soon. pic.twitter.com/qgRObI0rto
— Jamie O'Grady (@JamieOGrady) December 9, 2017