While some celebrities are known for their larger-than-life egos, others, who are equally successful, subscribe to a different type of philosophy that’s directed by humility and good heartedness.
Keanu Reeves is one of those modest and down-to earth stars who, despite the hundreds of millions he frequently banks, is a genuinely kind human, the heartbeat of Hollywood.
Never boasting his riches or drawing attention to himself with extravagant clothing, the loveable star oftentimes goes unrecognized, as he plays the role of commoner too well.
Keep reading to learn why Reeves was recently confused for a homeless man!
Keanu Reeves, 59, is an action star known for memorable roles in Matrix, John Wick and Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
However, the role he’s most adored is the one he plays in real life, as a compassionate and thoughtful human being.
The man is an enigma and does many things that a lot of celebrities would refuse, like riding public transit and even offering his seat on the subway to another passenger.
He even once patiently stood outside, in the rain for 20 minutes, at the wrap party for his own film Daughter of God because he didn’t want to make a scene.
Recently, the star of Speed was captured in images, wandering the streets with long hair hidden under a trucker hat, a black bushy beard sprinkled with gray, and clothed in an average khaki jacket, brown pants and worn shoes.
In one of the images, the Point Break star, who’s been dating girlfriend Alexandra Grant since 2017, is seen sitting on the ground, leaning up against a wall, with a bottle of orange Gatorade placed next to him and a cigarette in his hand.
When people saw the pictures, some couldn’t figure out who the unidentified “homeless man” was, but others quickly guessed it was their real-life hero, Keanu Reeves.
Keanu Reeves is seen outside his Hotel on May 30, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alo Ceballos/GC Images)
Fans poured in with comments, the majority praising the superstar on being the perfect example of humility and thoughtfulness.
“Keanu Reeves, this man has a giant heart. [There will] never be another man like him,” writes one, while a second shares, “The best kind of people remain humble, no matter what this lot in life extends to them in wealth.”
A third writes, “The best kind of people remain humble, no matter what this lot in life extends to them in wealth…”
A fourth says, “[He] is the best. I hope he continues to be humble and keep helping people that are struggling now a days. It’s very tough out there, to have nothing and struggling.”
In fact, the star of The Lake House is incredibly charitable.
According to Vogue, Reeves donated $31.5 million to cancer research, partly in support of his younger sister Kim, who battled cancer for eight years. And he’s not looking for recognition, his charity is truly from the goodness of his heart. In 2009, he said, “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,” the Lebanese born Canadian added, “I don’t like to attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does.”
The multi-talented man, who’s also the bassist for the band Dogstar, also champions against animal cruelty is even seen as the patron saint to stray dogs in a mural in Santiago Chile.
One netizen suggests that the actor’s kindness stands out because it’s an unusual quality in people today. “might be wrong but I think maybe he’s just a guy who just sees himself as just another human being. I don’t know him personally but he seems to have a lot of noble qualities and it’s sad that we worship him.” The user continues, “… what that says to me is, what he does and how he is, isn’t what we are used to seeing. He is a person to look to for inspiration and hope I would think.”
Meanwhile, others, who were mulling over the images said Reeves in an “Angel on earth. We need more kind people like Keanu in this world.” Another writes, “I can spot that walk in the million man march LoL giggles”
One cyber fan chimed in with uncertainty: “Are you sure????” the user writes.
Can Keanu Reeves be anymore lovable? This man is just so spectacularly ordinary, and we just can’t get enough of him!
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