One of the most emotional videos you’ll find about a kid being bullied for being gay is getting quite a bit of attention. An eighth grader named Jonah really put himself out there when he shared his story with the world via a youtube video. And it was worth it. His video is serving as an inspiration to the over two million people who have viewed it so far.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it below, and marvel at the complete honesty Jonah shows as he tells the world about his cutting, thoughts of suicide and how he’s stronger than all of the negative words coming at him.
Support for Jonah is pouring in from all over the place, including from celebrities who were moved by his bravery. Jonah has since come out with new videos thanking everyone for their support.
Here are a few of the notes to Jonah from some big names:
Lady Gaga – Thank you Jonah for being brave enough to share your story + showing us strength. You matter to millions. #TellYourStory #EndBullying
Ricky Martin – Sending @JonahMowryReal one big rib breaking hug :0) ! Stay strong buddy! You are 1 courageous young man!!! Remember #LoveConquersHate!
Jane Lynch – I want to wrap Jonah up in my arms. I believe love has the power to travel through space and time. Let’s send some to Jonah.
Rosie O’Donnell - hello jonah – u r an artist son – the video was beautiful – ur ability to express ur feelings will save u – know u r loved
Want to see what all the fuss is about? Break out the tissues because this boy will both break your heart and inspire you to be strong in your darkest moments.