Dear Keaton,

A few days ago, I was scrolling around on Facebook and I came across your video. While I was watching the video your mom posted my heart ached for you, and I knew exactly how you felt.

I know that many others who watched the video felt the same way. I wanted to let you know a few things, and I wanted to remind you that everything will be OK.

I know what it's like to be in your shoes, for many years through elementary school — and high school — I was bullied terribly. I was pushed against lockers, called vulgar names and even harassed online.

But I never had the experience of having what happens to you, happen to myself. And I'm so sorry that they did that to you.

It's truly unkind and so disgusting to me. No one deserves to be treated like that, no matter who they are, what sex they are or what they look like.

I honestly wish people would treat others the way that they want to be treated. The world would be a lot kinder and full of more respect but sadly, some kids aren't like that.

The whole situation that you've been through absolutely breaks my heart, but there is a part of me that wonders why other stories haven't come across to the media like yours.

There have been others who have been bullied, just like yourself, and nothing was done about it.

Don't get me wrong, I'm so proud that you had the courage to reach out for help. I just wish that people would reach out to the other kids and tell them that it's going to be OK.

But at least now people are starting to get the idea that bullying still exists today, and it needs to be dealt with immediately.

Another thing that angers me is how some of the people who watched your video had the nerve to attack you on how you look and for the reckless choices that your mother made.

None of the decisions she made are on you, it's on her, and people should realize that it's not your fault (I'm just assuming I don't know).

But it broke my heart that people called you ugly and other words. This situation should bring people together to help end bullying, not make it worse.

I think you're extremely brave, and I promise you that things will get better, just give it time and never stop being true to who you are.


Someone who cares.