Keanu Reeves is quickly becoming America’s favorite person. Besides being one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, every single story you read about Reeves is about him being an all-around great guy who treats everyone with respect and kindness.
And here are 11 more stories that prove what everyone already knows by now: Keanu is the man.
1. Nice guy
2. A long chat
3. Call in advance
5. For the kids
After filming a scene for John Wick 3 with a bunch of child actors, Keanu stuck around to meet and take pictures with all the kids. from KeanuBeingAwesome
6. In the crowd
Went to see John Wick 3 tonight and this guy happened to be in the audience too! from KeanuBeingAwesome
Fans trespassed on Keanu’s property back in the 1990s. Instead of calling the police, he had a beer with them. from KeanuBeingAwesome
8. That is amazing
“A friend of mine told me that she was once stranded on the side of a highway outside LA when her jalopy broke down. She had no cell phone (that was before most people had cell phones) and no way to call for help. Then a nice black porsche pulls over and as you can guess, it was Keanu. He tried to help her jump start the car and when it didn’t work, he called AAA for her.
When they towed her car, he offered her to drive her home, which she accepted. He drove about 50 miles out of his destination just to drive her home. She told me she hoped he would hit on her but he didn’t, he was just a gentleman, dropped her at her house, gave her his phone number and told her to call him if she needed further help.”
9. A true gentleman
10. Tour guide
11. A memory he’ll never forget
He just keeps getting better and better, doesn’t he?
Many people haven’t heard of the struggles and tragedy Keanu has been through. This story about his girlfriend and child is an emotional rollercoaster:
Keanu Reeves with his then girlfriend, Jennifer Syme who was pregnant with their child at the time.
She gave birth 8 months into her pregnancy in December of 1999. The child was stillborn, which strained the relationship and resulted in their breakup several weeks later. In 2001, Syme got into a car crash while on her way to a party at Marilyn Manson’s home. She died on the scene and was buried next to her daughter. She was 28 years old. David Lynch dedicated his 2001 film Mulholland Drive to her. As for Keanu, he hasn’t been in a serious relationship since.
“Grief changes shape, but it never ends. People have a misconception that you can deal with it and say, ‘It’s gone, and I’m better.’ They’re wrong. When the people you love are gone, you’re alone. I miss being a part of their lives and them being part of mine. I wonder what the present would be like if they were here – what we might have done together. I miss all the great things that will never be. Damn it! It’s not fair! It’s absurd. All you can do is hope that grief will be transformed and, instead of feeling pain and confusion you will be together again in memory, that there will be solace and pleasure there, not just loss…I’m trying not to be alone so much. And, man, it’s a struggle. I want to get married. I want to have kids. That’s at the top of the mountain. I’ve got to climb the mountain first. I’ll do it. Just give me some time.”