There’s always a little bit of you that worries that celebrities you love are jerks in real life. We’ve been let down so many times by so many people who seem so great on screen. But, many of them turn out to be horrible to those around them. Luckily, that isn’t the case for everyone’s favourite action hero Keanu Reeves.
Firstly, he just seems like a nice guy. Apart from that “sad Keanu” meme that did the rounds, he seems happy and kind. But then again, what do we know? He is incredibly private and not particularly active on social media, which is somewhat of a novelty these days.
Think about John Wick. Yes, he’s an assassin, but he does it all because (spoiler alert) someone kills his dog. Someone who loves dogs can’t be a bad guy in real life, surely?
Speaking of real life, Keanu seems to be happy to chat with fans, take pictures with them, and all that kind of thing.
However, behind the scenes, he’s been doing even more good things. For years he has been supplying funding to children’s hospitals anonymously. You can see why, as his name is unique and recognisable. But, he doesn’t want or need credit for doing so, he just does his bit. What a guy.
He let slip in an interview with Ladies Home Journal all the way back in 2009. he told them, “I have a private foundation that’s been running for five or six years, and it helps aid a couple of children’s hospitals and cancer research. I don’t like to attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does.”
What do you think of Keanu’s selfless altruism? Personally, we think it’s amazing, but let us know your thoughts in the comments! Don’t forget to share this story with any friends, family, or Keanu fans who don’t know about this side to him. You can also read similar stories on Happiest.