Have you noticed a whole lot of Keanu Reeves swirling around the Internet lately? So have we.
While the superstar actor has been popular for many years – since he originally starred in River’s Edge in 1986, followed by Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure– he has been the hot topic on Twitter, and just about everywhere else, as of late.
Maybe it has something to do with his knockout performance in John Wick, or maybe it’s just the fact that he’s literally the nicest and most down to earth guy in Hollywood.
The viral meme page Chad Mojito’s Shitposting And Senseless Drivel Empire even went so far as to say Keanu Reeves is cooler than Chuck Norris.
That’s not the only meme going viral that showcases how beloved Keanu is….
Then there’s this meme that says it all:
The real reason the world can’t get enough of the dark-haired stud? He’s a super sweet guy who is sharing so much good with the world.
8 Reasons The Internet Has Fallen Head Over Heels for Keanu
1. He doesn’t brag about his charity work, but he does a lot of it
While some celebs like to shout from the rooftops about their good deeds, Keanu keeps his kindness under wraps. He’s been covertly running a foundation that funds children’s hospitals to help kids with cancer.
The only reason the world even knows about this is because he was directly asked about it in an interview for a woman’s magazine with some inside knowledge of his work.
We talked about this interview a few weeks ago – and the Internet is still buzzing about it. While on the Stephen Colbert show, Keanu shared his deep feelings about what happens after someone dies and it gave us all the feels, while leaving Colbert speechless.
3. Keanu is known to hang out with the homeless
Keanu doesn’t care that he’s rich and famous, that doesn’t mean anything to him. He doesn’t feel that he’s too good for anyone, and he proves it all the time.
Like when Paparazzi captured images of him hanging out with a homeless guy, sharing food, drink, and chit-chat.
keanu reeves exchanging wisdom with a homeless man pic.twitter.com/oSnu7DKFqF
— keanu doing things (@keanuthings) March 4, 2018
Yes, there is an entire Twitter account dedicated to ‘Keanu Doing Things,’ as if we needed more proof that this guy is the shi**.
4. When Keanu’s plane was stranded, he hung out with passengers and gave them one hell of a tour.
Earlier this year, Keanu’s plane became stranded in Bakersfield. Instead of jetting out of their with his private entourage, he hung around with the other passengers, helped direct them to the appropriate location, and even rode a public shuttle with everyone to Burbank.
Keanu Reeves Plane Got Diverted To Bakersfield. He had to take a van ride with 5 other passengers to LAX. Thank freebrianrea for the reportage👍👍 pic.twitter.com/xCvnnk9Y8h
— Lainey S. (@CircleK_Fans) March 24, 2019
On the way there, he kept everyone entertained, posed for pictures, and even started a trivia game for everyone to participate in. You can read the full story here.
5. People look up to him as a self-help guru
And for good reason, he has a lot of insightful messages to share.
6. Keanu has helped a lot of people working on movie sets with him
Reddit user bo2dd2 shared his story about working with Keanu Reeves:
“Back in the late 90s and fresh out of college I got my first job as an assistant prop designer on the set of Chain Reaction (Keanu was a supporting actor with Morgan Freeman). EVERY DAY for the last few weeks of filming, Keanu treated the stage hands and “grunt workers” (including myself) by taking us out for free breakfast and lunch. He was genuinely a very nice guy to work with.
Since then, I’ve worked on about 30 different sets and have never met an actor as generous and friendly as him. Most actors I’ve seen and worked with are total douches who always think they are better than us. Keanu on the other hand, at the very least, was socially approachable and definitely kindhearted.
That was one example (that involved me directly), but (on the same set), I remember him going out of his way to give my friend a ride to the repair shop to pick up his car… I’ll write more as I remember, but its been a while.”
And that’s not the only person to come out and share their experiences working with the actor.
There are stories about Keanu giving large sums of money to people in need, and even giving up portions of his own salary so that other people on set could make more money.
The most recent viral sensation involving Keanu is how he takes pictures with women – he NEVER touches them. Now that’s a man who knows how to respect personal space.
Lol Keanu ain’t taking no chances. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/nnfIOZKbT1
— Kemoy Lindsay (@KemziLinzi) June 9, 2019
8. He’s still single – and that means there’s hope for all ya’ll ladies out there
This nice guy is still single and has even called himself “the lonely guy.” That means there’s hope for all you ladies out there who might have a thing for this hunk… and we’re sure there are plenty of you!
In an interview with Jakarta Post, Keanu was asked what love meant to him. His response just might break your heart (while making you fall more deeply in love):
“You mean romantic love? You know, I’m the lonely guy. I don’t have anyone in my life. But if it does occur, I would respect and love the other person; hopefully it’ll happen for me.”