Keanu Reeves Bought An Ice Cream Just To Autograph The Receipt For A 16-Year-Old Fan
Here’s another story that reaffirms that the ‘Matrix’ actor is one of the nicest guys in Hollywood.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on June 2, 2021. It has since been updated.
Talk about a “sweet” fan encounter! A Twitter user shared an experience from his younger days that reaffirms Keanu Reeves is one of the nicest people in Hollywood. He’s SO nice that Insider has even gone on to list 13 reasons why the actor is the “greatest person ever.” This list includes everything from being respectful of his fans, which a lot of them seem to account for on social media platforms. The Matrix actor also frequently poses for photos and signs autographs for his fans. He also goes the extra mile where he expresses random gestures of kindness like giving up his seat on a crowded subway train to secretly donating huge sums of money to children’s hospitals. Recently, a fan of his shared about a past encounter with the now 56-year-old star in a series of tweets. Twitter user James Dator recalled meeting the Canadian actor when he was just 16 years old and working at a movie theater.
A man walked up to him wearing a pair of jeans, teamed with a leather jacket, and a rather weird “equestrian looking helmet. It took the teen “30 seconds” to realize it was Reeves in the flesh. He had come to the movies to watch From Hell starring Johnny Depp, which follows a psychic police detective investigating the murders committed by Jack the Ripper. Dator wanted to get the star’s autograph, but also did not want to come off as “uncool”, and so he offered the actor an employee discount which required him to sign his sheet. This left Reeves utterly confused.