UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miočić is one of a number of celebrities touched after a woman in the United States posted a video of her son talking about being bullied at school.
The video, which showed a tearful Keaton Jones talking about the pain of bullying, soon went viral and the big-hearted Croatian-American fighter was quick to jump in an offer his support.
“Keaton, I got your back. I am getting ready for my fight, but say the word and I’m there. Come be a part of my training camp. You’re not alone. Anything you need I got you!, ” Miočić, who is preparing to fight Francis Ngannou next month, wrote.
Keaton, I got your back. I am getting ready for my fight, but say the word and I’m there. Come be a part of of my training camp. You’re not alone. Anything you need I got you! https://t.co/yJY22jq4cd
— Stipe Miocic (@stipemiocicufc) December 11, 2017
A number of other celebrities have joined in offering their support, including basketballer LeBron James, actor Chris Evans, singers Katy Perry, Enrique Iglesias and others.
Damn right! Bullies are straight up wack, corny, cowards, chumps, etc, etc! Keaton keep your head up buddy and push forward! You’re the best https://t.co/pqDgay77l9
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 11, 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
“Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.” Stay strong Keaton, you’re a very brave young man and a lot of great folks have your back. @Lakyn_Jones if there is anything we can do for Keaton, please let us know. #StandWithKeaton #StopBullying
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) December 11, 2017
— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) December 10, 2017
The boy’s mother, Kimberly Jones from Tennessee, posted the video on her Facebook page a few days ago and in just hours it had more than 20 million views. A fundraising page for Keaton’s future education also had raised nearly $30,000.