Keanu Reeves is known for a lot many things, with his kindness being the most talked about. We all know that feeling of seeing an adorable puppy for the first time, we are just overwhelmed with its cuteness and pureness, and seeing Keanu Reeves is no different. It won’t be an exaggeration when we say he is the most lovable and breathtaking person on this planet. He is an extremely down to earth individual and there have been plenty of moments of his unadulterated humbleness that have gone viral.
Keanu Reeves is famously known for his roles in movies like The Matrix and its multiples sequels, the John Wick franchise, The Devil’s Advocate and many more. He has seen many of his ventures tank at the box office as well, like Johnny Mnemonic, Chain Reaction, and The Last Time I Committed Suicide. Nonetheless, what everyone adores about him is his personality and his ability to live like an average man despite his tremendous fame.
Let’s look at some of the Keanu moments that made us swoon:
1) His heartbreak is our heartbreak…
Keanu’s unpretentious personality arises from years of heartbreak. He has faced many difficulties and that has transformed him into the individual that he is today.
2) His generous nature
It has been reported that Keanu gave away nearly $80 million of his earnings from The Matrix sequels to the unsung heroes of the sci-fi blockbusters- the costume and special effects team. “Money is the last thing that I think about. I could live on what I have already made for next few centuries.” he said.
3) His fight against Cancer
In a Ladies Home Journal article from 2009, Keanu said, “I have a private foundation that’s been running for five or six years, and it helps aid a couple of children’s hospitals and cancer research.” In 2014, he said in an interview that his sister Kim had battled with leukemia for over a decade. This made him donate to numerous cancer research charity. He has also supported PETA, the SickKids Foundation, and Stand Up to cancer.
The best part about this is that he doesn’t show off his charity work on social media. This makes us believe that he genuinely wants to bring in change. He wants to help make other’s life better with the bounty of resources that he has instead of going on extreme money splurges like many celebrities. Keanu Reeves doesn’t shy away from showing his kindness and generosity.
4) The internet’s boyfriend
At the Toy Story 4 premiere, the anchors mentioned that Keanu is the internet’s boyfriend now. With that shy smile, he won everyone’s heart!
5) Keanu is dedicated to what he is passionate about
The internet’s boyfriend is not only the most idealistic boyfriend but a very smart and ethical businessman and investor. He does what he loves and what he does loves him. He has an undying passion to make movies and it shows in his work. Reeves is deemed to be one of the most disciplined and unique actors. Along with that, he has his own production house called Company Films. The company helped produce one of his movies “Henry’s Crime”. Being an avid motorcyclist, Reeves also co-founded “Arch Motorcycle company”. It builds and sells custom made motorcycles.
6) He is just like all of us
He has always shunned the Hollywood elite lifestyle. So much so, that he refuses to buy new shoes. I mean who actually requires a walk-in wardrobe filled with a gazillion shoes. ‘I’ve had a vagabond life,” Reeves told People in 2006. “There is a bit of the gypsy in me, and living the way seemed to make sense. I couldn’t settle down. I liked going to new places – renting apartments, staying in hotels.”
7) He can play the guitar (*swoons*)
Keanu Reeves can also play the bass guitar. He was in a band called Dogstar for over a decade. The band was quite successful but broke up in 2001. Reeves was the bass guitar player and back up vocalist. Is there anything he cannot do?
8) He is such a gentlemen
Keanu has always been extremely respectful towards women. He makes sure that he isn’t invading their personal space. While clicking pictures, he hovers his hand over their waist instead of grabbing them. This small yet tremendously meaningful gesture has swept many women off their feet. Well, we do have to give credit to his beautiful dark brown eyes, perfect white teeth, and of course his soul that is filled with kindness.
9) The amount of love that he has for his fans
He has always been extremely friendly with his fans. Keanu Reeves is known for showing his kindness to not only strangers but also his fans. Always posing for pictures, going out of his way to give his fans autographs and in general wishing for their well being.
There is a very popular incident told by James Dator. It jumps back to 2001 when James worked at a movie theater in Sydney. Keanu came to theater to watch Jhonny Depp’s movie. Slyly asking for an autograph, James asked him to sign a sheet for the employee discount he wanted to offer to him. However, Reeves declined, saying he doesn’t work here. Upon realization, Keanu came back to James with a receipt from the concession.
Lo and behold, the receipt had his autograph on the back. “I realized you probably wanted my autograph”, he said, casually threw the ice cream and watched his movie. James gushed over him over on a twitter thread saying that he bought an ice cream he didn’t want just so he could get the receipt and scribble his autograph for his 16-year-old fan.
10) Keanu Reeves is also known for his down-to -earth nature
The most endearing quality of his has to be the moment he rode the subway instead of a limo and even offered his seat to a woman carrying a heavy bag. We must protect him at all costs! On a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles, the plane made an emergency landing at Bakersfield. The gentle soul that he is, he helped his fellow passengers to get to their destination and booked them shuttles.
11) Keanu with puppies. Need I say more?
Lastly, to make our day and wish him a very happy birthday, lets look at this video of Keanu playing with puppies and answering some commonly asked questions.
On his 56th birthday, this our tribute to Keanu Reeves, who is known for his kindness that has touched the hearts of plenty.
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