Bullied kid whose video broke our hearts getting so much NJ love
A rising college football star from New Jersey sprang into action to meet the young boy whose anti-bullying video has gone viral. Lodi native and University of Tennessee 'Vols' quarterback, Jarrett Guarantano met up with Keaton Jones over the weekend. Keaton's ordeal with mean kids at his school has shattered hearts around the internet.
Guarantano, who rose to local fame as a Bergen Catholic football star, called Keaton his new "best bud" and says the encounter has changed his life forever. He added, "Now I have the little brother I always wanted! God bless you my man."
On Monday morning, Jon Bon Jovi also tweeted support for Keaton, writing "Keaton, the bullies won't win. You are strong, you are loved and you have a lot of support and friends who are standing with you and your family."
Cake Boss star, Buddy Valastro and Kevin Jonas, formerly of the Jonas Brothers, are other NJ noteables who've tweeted their support for the young bullying victim.
Over the weekend, Avengers co-stars Chris Evans and Mark Ruffalo both asked Keaton to be their guest at the Infinity Wars premiere next year. The actor who plays Captain America tweeted, "Stay strong, Keaton. Don't let them make you turn cold. I promise it gets better. "
Proud Jersey Girl Erin Vogt’s first reporting gig involved her Fisher Price tape recorder. As a wife and momma of two kiddies, she firmly believes that life’s too short to drink bad coffee. A fan of the beach, Dave Grohl and karma, in no particular order.