Keaton Jones is a boy from Tennessee who, thanks to the Internet, has become the face of bullied kids around the globe. Shortly after his Facebook video went viral and pulled at the heartstrings of all the right people, a bevy of celebrities and sports stars began rushing to his aid with offers of love and friendship.
The bullies are probably the ones who need actual love and friendship, as I’m sure Keaton would feel a lot better after some free ice cream, but nobody is going to rally around something that requires a legitimate, longterm effort.
Anyway, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier joined the “Stand with Keaton” cause because it’s pleasing to the heart when you can swoop in and make a little kid smile, then forget he ever existed when the next feel-good cause comes along.
Remember when everyone played hero for this?
“Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?” Keaton asked. “What’s the point of it? Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to ’em? They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends.”
Aggressive bullies are the worst, and Cormier wasn’t having any of it.
Hey, #KeatonJones - you have friends here at the UFC, buddy. Today and everyday. #StandWithKeaton @Lakyn_Jones | @DC_MMA @TWooodley @FelderPaul @SugaRashadEvans @KennyFlorian pic.twitter.com/ZxX0cY1bu7— UFC (@ufc) December 10, 2017