Keanu Reeves: the nicest guy in Hollywood

Keanu Reeves isn’t a typical and ordinary celebrity. As a matter of fact, he’s far from it! Even though the man is a famous actor all around the world, he’s very humble, kind and down to earth. Some of his famous movies include “The Matrix“, “John Wick” and many others. He’s even a legend around the Internet, especially on Reddit. So what’s his story? And why does he deserve to be called “the nicest guy in Hollywood”?

His background

It’s possible that the biggest reason behind Keanu Reeves’s kindness is his tough background. He had the misfortune living very traumatic experiences that definitely marked him for life. His father was an abusive man who was arrested for drug trafficking. Around that same period, his best friend River Phoenix (Joaquin Phoenix’s brother) died of an overdose. Moreover, his little sister Kim Reeves suffered from Leukemia in her early age.

His pain didn’t end after getting older. In 1999 he had the terrible news that his then girlfriend Jennifer Syme, had lost their unborn baby while he was still in her womb. The grief the couple experienced due to the loss of their child led them to break up. However, they still remained friends up until Syme’s death in April 2001. After losing her too, Keanu had to take some time off to grieve before resuming his work again. All these painful experiences made Keanu feel what true pain and suffering is, which is why he learned to care about people and to be nice to them.

Keanu Reeves in action

Saving the day

One time, Keanu was taking a flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles when the flight was forced to make an unexpected landing in Bakersfield. It would’ve been very easy for Keanu (given that he’s a celebrity who has money) to flee in private and get to his destination. However, he chose to help his fellow passengers so that they can all get to LA together. He helped some of them with their arrangements, and eventually ended up deciding to complete the trip on a bus with the others. Not only that, he made the road trip fun and exciting by reading them facts about Bakersfield and playing some of its songs!

A wise man

In an episode of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” where Keanu was a guest, he was asked a very deep question: What do you think happens when we die? His answer was mind-blowing and definitely unexpected, but it was also very true. Take a look at what Keanu’s answer to this life question was:

Humble and generous

While Keanu’s net worth is estimated to be around $360 Million, he still appears humble and makes sure to donate as much money as he can to charities. In addition to that, he takes good care of his colleagues and co-workers. One time he gave a struggling worker on the set of The Matrix $20,000 as a Christmas bonus to help him out. He also once gave the stunt staff of The matrix Reloaded Harley-Davidson motorcycles as an appreciation of their efforts.

As we mentioned earlier, his sister had leukemia which is why cancer is a personal cause for him. Because of that, Keanu started a private charitable foundation that helps aid a couple of children’s hospitals and cancer research.

A true gentleman

One more interesting thing about Keanu Reeves is that he’s known to be a real gentleman. He respects people, and is mostly praised for not touching women who ask to take pictures with him.

He never let Hollywood fame get into his head, and still acts as any kind-hearted man would. Here’s another video of him taking the subway and offering his seat to a woman:

His breathtaking moments are endless, and he surely is loved by so many people around the world. What do you think about him? Let us know in the comments below!

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