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While Joe Biden is busy getting handsy with every woman he encounters, Keanu Reeves is taking a completely different approach to life.
Fans recently noticed that Keanu doesn’t touch women in photos… he doesn’t touch his famous female peers or fans coveting a photo with him, he straight up touches no one!
The phenomenon went viral after @KemziLinzi tweeted pictures of him with various women, including female fans and legend Dolly Parton, with the caption, “Lol Keanu ain’t taking no chances.”
Lol Keanu ain’t taking no chances. ?? pic.twitter.com/nnfIOZKbT1
— Kemoy Lindsay (@KemziLinzi) June 9, 2019
The tweet was a fast-growing sensation, gathering over 395,000 likes and 82,438 retweets. Even some of the tweet’s responses have gone viral, earning thousands of likes and shares.
Fans are celebrating the photos as proof that Keanu is the most respectful man out there, many are sharing their own photos of him posing in the same hands-off fashion.
Some people have noted that this practice, which is often called “manner hands” or “hover hands,” is a sign of respect in Korea. Perhaps this has something to do with it considering Keanu has Chinese heritage and identifies as an Asian American.
An article in Kotaku explains:
“Western celebs have been known to pull a hover hand or two, but in South Korea, it’s viewed differently.
In the West, people are generally mocked online for doing awkward hover hands, but the Korean press seems to applaud the ‘manner hand’ as it’s seen as respectful. Women, it seems, appreciate the ‘nice guy’ gesture, while men probably don’t give it much thought.”
You can easily find it on google pic.twitter.com/Ti0sNbLGVJ
— typo expert (@navrsm__) June 10, 2019
He’s being respectful and I’m here for it!! ❤️
— Vero (@dankidushi) June 9, 2019
Keanu Reeves has been thrust into the Internet spotlight as of late, with people everywhere going gaga for his laidback, kind, and respectful attitude.
He’s killing it on the big screen as well. His role in Always Be My Maybe, which features him playing an exaggerated version of himself, has the world even more in love than before.
Not to mention, his performance in the John Wick franchise is impressive, to say the least.
Pair his acting talents with his respect for women and the Internet has fallen in love with the actor all over again.
Most actors, and everyday men, pose with women by casually placing their hands around their waist or shoulders, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Yet, Keanu shows us how the world’s classiest men take a photo.
As a result, people are calling him a ‘respectful king’ and a ‘good man.’
“He’s respectful. This should be how it’s done unless ya know the woman doesn’t mind being touched. Keanu should inspire us all,” wrote one Twitter user.
Some people have commented that it’s sad we live in a world where a man fears touching a woman because he might be called out as a pervert or rapist. Others have noted that this is an unwelcome side effect of the “Me Too” movement.
Many people disagree with this narrative. For instance, this twitter user has a different take on the matter:
“I’ve seen a couple people comment ‘its sad it has to be like this’, what’s actually sad is the obsession we have with touching women at any given moment. He’s just being respectful of others bodies *what a concept*.”
At the end of the day, only some of us well ever be so lucky to get a little closer to the superstar…