Keaton Jones, a boy from Knoxville, TN, broke America's collective heart this week, after his mother posted a video of him tragically describing his bullies from school. Now that the mother and son's conversation has gone viral, plenty of people have offered their support for Keaton - including Captain America himself.
Chris Evans recently responded to Keaton's video on Twitter, posting a heartfelt message telling the boy to stay strong. Evans also extended an invite for Keaton and his mom to attend the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War, which will be happening next spring.
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
The invite was soon noticed by Keaton's sister Lakyn, who said that her younger brother would "absolutely love" to attend the premiere. Evans, remaining true to his word, said that he would make it happen.
I’m on it 👍🏻— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) December 10, 2017
One of Evans' Avengers co-stars, Mark Ruffalo, also offered his support for Keaton, calling the middle schooler his "own personal super hero."
Keaton's mom, Kim, first shared the video on Friday, and it has gotten a pretty profound response in the days since. Multiple WWE Superstars have tweeted kind words to Keaton, as well as a wide array of celebrities and athletes. At the time of this posting, a "Stand Up For Keaton" GoFundMe page has raised over $30,000 for Keaton and his family.
Avengers: Infinity War (which we can't wait to see Keaton at the premiere of) will debut on May 4th, 2018.