Keanu Reeves is counted among the most humble, kind, and thoughtful actors of the Hollywood industry who repeatedly remind us that having a good heart is very important. Despite his humble beginnings and various struggles that he faced throughout his life, he has been kind to everyone and proves repeatedly that facing tragedies in life shouldn’t make you a bitter person.
Apart from growing in a home without a father and facing the death of many loved ones in his life, he has managed to stay a true gentleman and apparently the most lovable man in the entire Hollywood industry.
Below we are going to discuss some of the incidents and stories of his life that will show you how good of a person Keanu Reeves is and why he is considered as a man of golden heart by everyone.
1. He auctioned a 15-min virtual date with him to raise money for Camp Rainbow Gold.
Camp Rainbow Gold is an organization based in Idaho that helps children with cancer and to help that organization and draw attention towards it, Keanu Reeves has auctioned a 15-min virtual date with him where people are given a chance to meet with the legend.
The announcement for the same was made by the Greater Giving Website and the bidding started at $10,000 and as per reports, it reached $18,000. All the money collected via this auction is being given to Camp Rainbow Gold.
2. Keanu Reeves support cancer charities to honor his sister who battled Leukemia
Keanu Reeves is often seen making huge donations to cancer charities and he also supported PETA, Stand Up to Cancer, and the SickKids Foundation. In an interview, he revealed that his sister Kim has battled with leukemia which is a cancer of blood for more than a decade.
Reeves is quoted as saying, “Money is the last thing I think about. I could live on what I have already made for the next few centuries.”
3. Keanu Reeves secretly donates huge amounts of money to children’s hospitals.
There is no denying the fact that Keanu Reeves is a great person by heart but apart from being a nice and kind person, he is also a very generous person who loves to do charity anonymously.
He has donated money for children’s hospitals as well as to cancer research. According to the reports, he runs a private charitable foundation that helps sick kids but to keep it private he has not added his name to it.
“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,” Reeves told the Ladies Home Journal in 2009.
“I don’t like to attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does.”
4. He Respects and Admires His Co-stars and Their Privacy
In an interview, Keanu Reeves once admitted that while filming “Speed” he had a crush on his co-star, Sandra Bullock but never said anything about it because he had nothing but respect for the actress.
“She obviously didn’t know I had a crush on her either,” Reeves told Ellen DeGeneres.
He also mentioned that the reason why they didn’t date is that they were working at the time and wanted to respect their work ethic.
“It was nice to go to work,” he said of filming “Speed” with the actress. “She’s such a wonderful person, a wonderful actress.”
5. Keanu Reeves once brought an ice-cream cone he didn’t want just so he could give his autograph to his teenage fan
This story about Keanu Reeves went viral when a young fan posted it on Twitter. The writer and producer at SBNation.com shared his story as a teenage fan of Keanu Reeves and his experience with him when he was working at a movie theatre.
He shared that he was willing to get an autograph from Keanu Reeves when he approached the counter to buy a ticket but he was too hesitant to ask for that. He tried to trick him into giving it to him by offering him his employee discount just so he could have his signature on his sheet. But when that didn’t work he was upset.
Later, to his surprise, Keanu Reeves returned with his autograph just so he could give it to the boy.
“2 minutes later there’s a knock on the door behind me that leads into the box office,” Dator tweeted. “I assume it’s my manager. It’s Keanu.”
“‘I realized you probably wanted my autograph,'” Dator remembers the star telling him. “‘So I signed this.’ He hands me a receipt from the concessions stand that he signed on the back. He then casually throws an ice cream in the trash can and sees his movie.”
6. He respects the personal space of his fans and co-stars
Whenever taking a picture with any person, whether it is his fan or co-star, he always maintains a respectful distance and respects their personal space. He never touches the women who want to take photos with him. He only places his hand around them but does not let his hand touch their bodies. This simple yet significant thing about him is one of the many reasons what makes him an absolutely lovable person.
7. Everybody he has worked with, has only good things to say about Keanu
Keanu Reeves is among the very few Hollywood stars who are loved by everyone including his co-stars. Whenever you watch an interview of any of his co-stars, they will always have good things to say about him. He is such a majestic personality that nobody can resist his charm and everybody who he has worked with, is absolutely impressed by his down-to-earth personality.
8. He loves his job and his fans
Keanu Reeves loves what he does and that is why he does it with such dedication. He, on multiple occasions, has admitted that he loves making movies as well as watching them. He also says that movies are his passion and that is why he loves his job too much.
Similarly, he enjoys every part of being an actor, especially his fans. He is one of the few celebrities who always have time for his fans and never ignores them. He can frequently be spotted taking pictures and giving autographs to his fans at public events.
Keanu Reeves is absolutely the gem of Hollywood. After being part of movies such as “Matrix” and “John Wick” he rose to fame but he has never let his fame affect his kindness and always stayed humble towards everybody. If you were not a fan of the actor till now, we are sure these heartwarming stories about him would have definitely made you one.
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