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Lodi Football Star Lifts Viral Bullied Boy's Spirits

Jarrett Guarantano of Lodi poses with Keaton Jones.
Jarrett Guarantano of Lodi poses with Keaton Jones. Photo Credit: Twitter: Jarrett Guarantano

LODI, N.J. – University of Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano, a Lodi native, now has “the little brother I always wanted.”

The former Bergen Catholic star has bonded with Keaton Jones, a Tennessee middle school student who has been bullied in school.

A video of Jones crying, describing how he has been bullied, went viral over the weekend.

On Saturday, Guarantano tweeted that he and his Tennessee teammates were trying to get in touch with Jones.

By Sunday, Guarantano tweeted a photo of himself and Jones.

“So I got the chance to spend the day with my new best bud Keaton. It was unbelievable to get to know him and realize that we have a lot in common,” Guarantano wrote. “This dude is very special and has changed my life forever. Now I have the little brother I always wanted! God bless you my man.”

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