The woman's granddaughter wrote, "..his genuine kindness to her and interest in her showed what a truly amazing man he is."
Editor's note: This article was originally published on August 1, 2022. It has since been updated.
Keanu Reeves, one of the most grounded men the world may have ever seen, is an example of a decent celebrity. The Matrix star is unlike any other superstar in Hollywood. Stories of his humble and caring behavior warm the hearts of fans around the world. He is well-known for his kind heart and all of the charitable causes he supports. Keanu may be found everywhere there is a need for assistance, per Pro News 10. It's no secret that he split millions of dollars with the set and special effects team that worked on the Matrix films alongside him. He took a pay cut for the sequels to The Matrix so that the stunt and special effects teams could make more money. He then offered Harley-Davidson motorcycles to a dozen stuntmen who worked on The Matrix film, per ID Magazine.
He also donated most of the money he made from the debut movie of The Matrix to a Leukaemia research charity. It was a decision taken in memory of his sister Kim, who had been battling blood cancer for eight years when The Matrix was released in theaters. One of his recent acts of kindness increased his supporters' admiration for him. He learned about an 80-year-old fan who has seen every film he had ever been in, so Keanu decided to call her and make her day. The thoughtful gesture was posted on social media by the fan's granddaughter, who praised the actor for his kind heart.
"My grandmother had a crush on Keanu Reeves because he reminded her of my grandfather when he was young. Saw all his stuff, from Bill and Ted to The Matrix," she wrote. Her grandmother suffered a stroke in her early 70s and had been mostly housebound for the last 10 years of her life. Hence, watching movies became a great way to pass time and the actors in those movies became her friends.
It is very rare these days to read about the good deeds many great people do day after day. @keanureeves0031 (Keanu Reeves) is one of those great humans who inspires us by his humbleness, chivalry, and kindness. A true gentleman and role model. https://t.co/2GRWMuoyAh— Elmer Roman (@Elmer_Roman_PR) November 23, 2021
She added, "Not too long after the Matrix came out my uncle was in LA for business and was eating at a swanky restaurant when Keanu Reeves came in with a woman. When he finished his meal my uncle came up to their table and said ‘I don’t usually do this, but I just wanted you to know that my 80-year-old mother loves you and has seen all of your movies. You remind her of my dad.'"
Upon hearing this, Keanu immediately wanted to talk to the woman and asked for a phone. The granddaughter further wrote, "He spoke with my grandmother for several minutes and it made her year. She was so isolated and his genuine kindness to her and interest in her showed what a truly amazing man he is." Keanu truly is a gem!
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