Over the weekend, many of us were introduced to Keaton Jones, a young boy whose comments about bullying went viral. One person who saw the video was Chris Evans, who decided to reach out and do something nice for the young boy. Evans has invited Keaton and his mother to be his guests at the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War when the film comes out next year.
If you haven't seen Keaton Jones' video, you may want to prepare yourself, because it will break your heart. The young boy clearly has been having a hard time at school due to bullies and the cell phone video simply has the boy asking why people would choose to be that way and bully other kids. He tries to be strong, but that's easier said than done.
However, simply putting out such a video shows strength, and that strength was noticed by Captain America himself. Chris Evans was apparently touched by the video when he saw it, causing him to reach out on Twitter and offer to take young Keaton Jones to the Avengers: Infinity War premiere. Evans really does come across like Captain America, telling Keaton to stay strong and not turn cold. It's an inspirational message and it's wonderful to see something good come from the kid's decision to put himself out there. It'll probably cause the bullies to think twice too. Now that such a spotlight is on this guy, people will be paying a lot more attention to how the other kids treat him.
While the internet, unfortunately, can be used by some to increase the reach of bullying, it's wonderful to see that it can also be used to bring a spotlight to the problem. It's also great to see that Chris Evans is as noble a person as the superhero he plays on screen. It turns out that those words Chris Evans spoke on screen in Captain America: The First Avenger were true. He doesn't like bullies.
Keaton Jones is going to almost certainly have the time of his life at the Avengers: Infinity War premiere. That's a ticket we'd all love to get our hands on.