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People Shared Their Experiences Meeting Keanu Reeves, And He's Just A Delight

Updated September 23, 2021 51.2k votes 9k voters 508.6k views13 items

List RulesVote up the Keanu Reeves stories that had you saying, "Whoa!"

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 who live 50 miles out of his way. He will not only pose for pictures with fans, but the Point Break star will also engage them in actual conversation. Play in a pickup hockey league? Reeves may even ask to be the goalie. He 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.

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    He Gave One Fan Suggestions For Their Keanu Reeves Movie Marathon

    Photo: Carolin Bonarde Ucci / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY 3.0

    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 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 also 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.

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    He Apologized To Accidental Trespassers For Not Being Able To Give Them A Ride Home

    Photo: Speed / 20th Century Fox

    Imagine you're a Hollywood star and a couple of people just "accidentally" wind up in your yard. Do you call the cops? Yell and scream for them to get off your property? If your name is Keanu Reeves, you just point them in the right direction.

    During a Reddit AMA, Redditor/u/gulpeg described his 1993 encounter with Reeves:

    Hey Keanu. In 1993 I went to L.A., and on my way back from illegally visiting the Hollywood sign, I accidentally landed in your yard. Metallica was blaring on your stereo as you were fixing your Norton motorcycle. I asked you for the quickest way out to get a cab, and you pointed towards your fence. My friend and I were a little star-struck and just stood there.

    Reeves's response to this AMA submission is just as priceless as the story: “Sorry I couldn’t give you a ride!”

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    He Poked Fun At One Of His Catchphrases At A Coffee Shop

    Photo: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure / Orion Pictures

    Who hasn't made a "whoa" joke when the name Keanu Reeves is mentioned? In 2011, a deleted Redditor posted this story about his brother's encounter with Reeves at a trendy coffee shop in New York City.

    My brother works at a coffee shop in New York... it's got pretty all right coffee, but the real draw is that they roast their own beans and all the beans are sucked through pneumatic tubes into a machine that grinds and brews all at once. It's a bunch of bells and whistles, and doesn't necessarily make for the best coffee ever. Anyway, Keanu comes into the store and orders a coffee, asks my brother how the whole system works and immediately after he finishes, he pauses, looks surprised and says "Whoa." It was perfect. And it seemed like he was actually interested and impressed by the fancy nature of the coffee shop.

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    He Approached A Fellow Camper To Compliment Her Dog

    Photo: John Wick / Summit Entertainment

    In October 2017, Tumblr user reioka told the story of her neighbor's encounter with Reeves. How is it possible for one of the most famous, richest movies stars in the world to be so chill?

    So my neighbor was out camping and met Keanu Reeves who was also camping (I guess he likes dogs because he came up and said “I love these dogs!” about her rottweiler) and she said she thought she was crazy for a minute because no one else knew he was there and it turns out Keanu was just there chilling with a one-man tent and a cooler and his little Dodge car and every time someone looked at him he’d just turn his face away and it’s kind of just solidified in my mind that Keanu Reeves is a cryptid.

    OK, maybe the cryptid conclusion is a little off, but the fact that Reeves was so friendly when he was craving solitude shows he is clearly a wonderful human being. 

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