Mark Hamill, Chris Evans Respond to Viral Bully Video

"They're just jealous because you're so smart & handsome," the 'Star Wars' icon told the youth.
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Keaton Jones, a bullied Tennessee student, is discovering he has some pretty awesome pals.

A video made by Jones' mother in which the boy questions why he is treated so poorly by bullies in his school has gone viral.

"They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends," Jones told his mother in tears. He added kids at his school throw food at him.

"Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What's the point of it?" the youth asked. "Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them? It's not OK."

Jones' video went viral after his mother posted it on Facebook in an effort to raise awareness of bullying.

So far, it has more than 17 million views.

Among those who saw it are Star Wars icon Mark Hamill and Marvel star Chris Evans.

Both men responded to the video on Sunday.

"Keaton-Don't waste time wondering why a bully would be so mean-They're sad people who think hurting others will make them feel better because they really don't like themselves-They're just jealous because you're so smart & handsome. Your friend -mh," Hamill, star of the upcoming Last Jedi, wrote.

The Captain America actor, Evans, invited the boy to the premiere of the upcoming Avengers installment, Infinity War.

"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?" Evans tweeted.

Along with the video, Keaton's mother, Kimberly Jones, wrote, "My kids are by no stretch perfect, & at home, he's as all boy as they come, but by all accounts he's good at school."

She continued, "Talk to your kids. I've even had friends of mine tell me [their] kids were only nice to him to get him to mess with people. We all know how it feels to want to belong, but only a select few know how it really feels not to belong anywhere."