As simple as extending a hand to someone who needs help can make someone’s day. However, when you’re a celebrity, like Keanu Reeves, your simple gesture can leave an impact that lasts for decades.
On Twitter, a fan shared a story seeing the John Wick star at a movie theater in Australia, and the thread went viral. It is too touching that it’ll make your day brighter as well.
“Keanu came to the movie theater I worked at in Sydney in 2001,” wrote James Dator on Twitter.
“I’m working the box office, bored as hell and suddenly this dude walks up in jeans, a leather jacket, and a horse-riding helmet…It takes me a solid 30 seconds to ignore the helmet and realize it’s Keanu Reeves.”
“I’m so fucking star struck I do what any sensible 16-year-old does and tell him I’d like to give him my employee discount. This means he needs to sign my sheet and therefore I have his autograph,” he wrote.
‘I don’t work here,’ Keanu says. Seemingly confused by my offer. I’m flustered and just charge him the normal price. Kicking myself after for not getting his autograph.”
The Act of Kindness of Keanu Reeves
Luckily, Reeves came back. “2 minutes later, there’s a knock on the door behind me that leads into the box office. I assume it’s my manager. It’s Keanu,” said Dator.
“‘I realized you probably wanted my autograph,’ he says. ‘So I signed this.’ He hands me a receipt from the concessions stand that he signed on the back. He then casually throws an ice cream cone in the trash can and sees his movie,” he wrote.
“I realize later that he bought an ice cream cone he didn’t want, just to get receipt paper so he could scribble his autograph for a 16-year-old idiot.”
He didn’t have to, but how nice of him to go back. Keanu, you’re the man!
It doesn’t take a lot of effort to do a simple gesture to brighten one’s day, but it can go a long way. You don’t need to be a famous celebrity, like Keanu Reeves, to make someone’s day.
However, when someone like him does something like this, it brings a smile to each of our faces.