Keanu Reeves always seems willing to prove he is one of the kindest, most genuine actors in Hollywood.
In the most recent case, a TV producer tweeted on Monday that he was on the same flight as the “Matrix” actor from London to New York City and while the passengers were waiting at baggage claim, a young boy asked Reeves for an autograph.
He not only happily obliged, but then also answered all of the boy’s “rapid-fire” questions about where he had been and if he liked to race cars and what he was doing with his time in the Big Apple, Andrew Kimmel wrote in the now-viral tweet thread.
“Why were you in London?” Kimmel said the kid asked.
“I saw online you were at the Grand Prix,” the boy said.
“Yes, the Grand Prix F1! Race cars!” Kimmel wrote that Reeves didn’t correct the boy after he pronounced the “x” in Prix.
“Do you drive?” the boy asked.
“Not F1, but I like riding motorcycles,” the actor told him.
The conversation continued, Kimmel wrote, with the fan asking him how long he would be in New York and what he would be doing with his time. Reeves said he planned to see the Broadway show “American Buffalo.”
Kimmel said that after the kid ran out of questions for him Reeves began to question the boy, asking him what he had been doing in Europe and what museums he had seen while there.
“The man could not have been nicer, especially after an international flight,” Kimmel added. “I thought I’d share this because the dude is a class act and little moments like this can make such a big difference in people’s lives. We need more Keanus!”
The boy, later identified Alex Katsanos, 14, told Entertainment Tonight on Thursday that he thought he recognized Reeves when they boarded and spent the entire flight wondering what he would say to him if he got the chance. He said he even did a little online research on the plane to see if the actor had been reported in Europe recently.
“I saw that he was spotted at the Grand Prix,” Katsanos said. “That made me more confi… (Read more)