We are often warned about meeting our heroes, as they tend to disappoint... unless your hero happens to be “The One” destined to save us from cyborg enslavement. Keanu Reeves is really cool - folks in Hollywood claim he is one of the kindest people they have ever met, and fan encounters with the actor show he is down-to-earth, charismatic, and generous to boot.
Here is what it's like to meet Keanu Reeves, according to these internet tales. Reeves, by many accounts, appears to be a normal, average dude who likes to go camping by himself and drive strangers home that live 50 miles out of his way. He will not only pose for pictures with fans, but the Point Break star will engage them in actual conversation. Play in a pick up hockey league? Reeves may even ask to be the goalie. He even enjoys a sandwich every now and then, and doesn't mind the silly memes made with his likeness. Is Keanu Reeves one of the greatest people on Earth? According to these fan stories, absolutely.
Reeves Drove A Stranger Home That Lived 50 Miles Out Of His Way
This is not just a simple kind gesture; this is a grand gesture of selflessness. Redditor/u/rockon4life45 talks about how Reeves not only helped his friend in need but went way above and beyond what most people would ever do.
"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."
He Gave One Fan Suggestions For Their Keanu Reeves Movie Marathon
Blogger Jess Witkins and her husband are such huge fans of Reeves that they host a month-long Keanu Reeves themed movie marathon called #Keanuthon. In September 2015, the couple went for a hike and then wound up grabbing beers at a local bar. On a totally chance encounter, they spotted Reeves and followed him into a restaurant. Jess worked her way to a table next to The Matrix star who introduced himself to her, "Hi, I'm Keanu."
The star struck fan and Reeves got to talking and she told him about #Keanuthon. The actor asked which films would be screened and even recommended A Scanner Darkly be added to the list. Jess eventually asked Reeves for a picture. Not only did he oblige, but he wanted to check the photo and make sure it came out okay. The picture was hazy and the actor suggested they take another. In the end, Jess got her perfect picture.
He Offered Up A Seat At A Crowded Coffee Shop To A Complete Stranger
"Was at coffee shop and no place to sit. A man said, "Please join me here." I sat and realized it was him and talked about comic books for about 30 min. Normal as can be."
He Made An Effort To Reach Out To Shy Fans
Professional wrestler Kenny Omega had a chance encounter with the Point Break actor at an airport lounge. In November 2016, Omega posted a video describing his conversation with Reeves. The wrestler admitted that even though he really liked Reeves's work, he didn't want to bother the star. However, Reeves could tell that Omega was looking his way, and he approached the wrestler for a conversation.
Not only did Omega get to tell the actor how much he enjoyed the underrated Reeves passion project Man of Tai Chi, but Reeves even asked the wrestler if he wanted to take a picture together. Of course Omega wanted a picture, but he probably would have been too shy to ask.