10 stories that explain why we absolutely ADORE Keanu Reeves
For years Keanu Reeves has been stealing the hearts of millions of people around the world.
Not only is he a genius actor, but he is also a benevolent man who amazes us all with his kindness. It is not a secret that he has been through many heartbreaking misfortunes in his life, but he always finds a way to get back up on his feet and continue making this world a better place.
Here are 10 awesome reasons why we all love not only the actor but also the person Keanu Reeves:
1. He is the definition of a gentleman.
The Internet is full of pictures of Keanu NOT hugging his female friends and fans. What he does is simply putting his arms behind them without touching them in any way. Clearly, he has a deep respect for women’s personal space. After seeing this incredibly sweet gesture, people started calling Reeves ‘a respectful king’, Bright Side notes. He truly is one!
Lol Keanu ain’t taking no chances. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/nnfIOZKbT1
— KA Lindsay (@KemziLinzi) June 9, 2019
2. He never brags about the countless charities he works with.
One of the greatest well-known facts about Keanu Reeves is that he granted around 70% of his earnings from ‘The Matrix’ to the special effects team. As per Celebrity Net Worth, he reportedly ended up giving away an estimated $75 million to each member. What is more, the actor reportedly set up a private cancer foundation to help a handful of children’s hospitals and cancer research while his sister was fighting with leukemia. Reeves also works with a number of other charities, but he never uses his benevolent acts to show off.
3. He is incredibly generous.
Having in mind that Keanu participates in many charities, he is undoubtedly a truly generous man. One particular story proves his selflessness:
“A family friend builds movie sets, doesn’t design, is one of the poor dudes that just builds. Anyways he worked on the set for the Matrix and Keanu heard about family trouble he was having and gave him a $20,000 Christmas bonus to help him out. He also was one of the only people on the set that genuinely wanted to know peoples names, would say hello and mean it, and would talk to people as they were his peers and not below him just because they were practically making nothing to build a set. I’ve never heard anyone say Keanu is douche, seems like the nicest person in Hollywood from a second hand experience.”
4. He never fails to show his respect for women.
His iconic no-touch photo pose is not the only proof of Keanu’s admirable respect for ladies. Some years ago, he was secretly filmed offering his seat to a woman carrying visibly heavy bags on a subway train. The video of his wholesome act of kindness is still viral all over social media.
– Starred in the Matrix
– Starred in John Wick
– Starring in #ToyStory4
– Has a net worth of $390 million dollars
– Is still the kind of guy who'll give his seat to you while riding the NYC subway train to work pic.twitter.com/UiadxdrogF
— Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) June 13, 2019
5. He has a stunning way of dealing with overwhelming situations.
Keanu is amazing not only on-screen but also in real-life situations. He always manages to stay down to earth and remain calm even in the craziest conditions. For instance, when in 2019, his flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles made an emergency landing, he selflessly took the lead in helping his fellow passengers to reach their destinations. Several videos and stories across social media show the superstar talking calmly to a staff member in a bid to handle the unpleasant situation in the best way possible. He then sat on the bus with the other travelers and shared some details about Bakersfield, where they made the emergency landing.
6. He loves his fans as much as they love him.
Remember when someone from the audience at the Cyberpunk 2077 presentation told Keanu he is breathtaking, and then he replied with: “You’re breathtaking! You’re all breathtaking!” This is only one of the countless times when he showed his admirers how much he appreciates them. One other time, while Reeves was on the set of the next Bill & Ted movie, he saw a sign made by a fan saying the now-iconic phrase, jumped out of the car, got down on his knees, and left his autograph on the sign. The beloved actor once again proved that he is the human form of the word ‘wholesome’!
So yesterday this sign was out on a lawn on the way to set. Keanu jumped out of the car and did this. pic.twitter.com/OI1bQJ1nfy
— Ed Solomon (@ed_solomon) July 18, 2019
7. Besides, he loves taking pictures with them!
Even when he has been filming for hours, Keanu never lets his fans down. Whenever someone asks him for a selfie, he is always up to make their day and their life awesome!
“My boyfriend works next to Gold Coast Studios where the filming of John Wick 3 happened. He tried for days to get a picture of Keanu, but kept missing him. Once he finally caught him, but the poor guy looked utterly exhausted, since he’d been filming for about 7 hours. It was also one of the last days he was going to be on set there. At first, he kept walking and very clearly didn’t want to be bothered by his fans, but then he stopped, waved them over, and let them each take a picture with him.”
8. He is always willing to help people in need.
Did you know that Keanu once saved actress Octavia Spencer? One time, when Spencer was left stranded in her car just after arriving in Los Angeles, Reeves unexpectedly gave her a helping hand. She shares:
“No one would help me because my car was so dirty – I had been parking my car underneath a tree so birds were just having a field day all over my car and I never washed. It wasn’t until Keanu Reeves came by. He was on a motorcycle, wearing his motorcycle helmet and sunglasses and I didn’t recognise it was him when he pulled over. And he was like, ‘Hey, do you need some help?'”
Another story shared by a Reddit user tells of a time when Reeves helped a woman whose car broke down in the middle of a highway.
“A friend of mine was once stranded on the side of the highway when her car broke down. She had no cell phone and no way to call for help. Then a Porsche pulls over and in it was Keanu. He tried to help her jump-start the car and when that didn’t work, he called AAA for her. When they towed her car, he offered to drive her home. He drove about 50 miles out of his way, dropped her at her house, gave her his phone number, and told her to call him if she needed any further help.”
9. He is always nice to everyone, not only his fellow actors.
Keanu’s kindness knows no limits. Here’s a heartwarming story from over 20 years ago:
“Back in the late ’90s, I got my first job as an assistant prop designer on the set of Chain Reaction. Every day for the last few weeks of filming, Keanu treated the stagehands and ‘grunt workers’ by taking us out for a free breakfast and lunch. Since then, I’ve worked on about 30 different sets and have never met an actor as generous and as friendly as he is. Most actors I’ve seen and worked with are total douches who always think they are better than us. Keanu on the other hand, at the very least, was socially approachable and definitely kindhearted.”
Keanu Reeves and I sat across from each other in an otherwise empty train station for about an hour before our train finally arrived. We said nothing the whole time. As we both got on the train, he said, “Nice chatting with you.”
— Christopher Pumpkins 🎃 (@ChrisPerkinsDnD) April 8, 2020
10. He loves his job like no one else!
Reeves was always open about his love for acting. He admires the film industry just like we all admire him. When he finally made it to the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019, he said:
“I love movies. Gosh, I love movies! I love watching them, I love making them. It is an honor to be here today to celebrate on this Hollywood hallowed ground.”
Thank you, Keanu Reeves, for always being the kindhearted, authentic, generous person we all adore!
— em wick ✨ (@johnwicksgf) October 3, 2020