Keanu Reeves continues his internet hot-streak in yet another charming and heart-warming display of him being, well, just a genuinely nice guy.
Ed Solomon, the writer behind all three Bill and Ted films, took to Twitter yesterday, July 18, to share a spontaneous moment which, once again, backs up the internet’s rightful obsession with the actor.
The writer shared two photos, one of a handmade sign seemingly intended for Reeves to see, and another of Reeves crouching down and personalising the note.
Solomon wrote: ‘So yesterday this sign was out on a lawn on the way to set. Keanu jumped out of the car and did this.’
So yesterday this sign was out on a lawn on the way to set. Keanu jumped out of the car and did this. pic.twitter.com/OI1bQJ1nfy
— Ed Solomon (@ed_solomon) July 18, 2019
‘You’re breathtaking!’ reads the sign left on the lawn. And after getting down on the grass to write back, Keanu also scrawled: ‘You’re breathtaking!’ and signed the note. It also seems as if Reeves wrote the name ‘Stacey’ on the sign too, possibly addressing the person who made the sign in the first place.
The message written on the sign is apparently a reference to the actor’s recent appearance at the E3 gaming conference, which happened earlier this year. As Reeves walked onstage to promote Cyberpunk 2077, in which he portrays Johnny Silverhand, a member of the audience shouted the phrase at him, Insider reports.
As Reeves finished speaking to the crowd, one excited audience member shouted ‘You’re breathtaking!’ To which Reeves naturally responded: ‘You’re breathtaking! You’re all breathtaking!’
Random dude yelling "You're breathtaking" to Keanu reeves and Keanu being a genuine sweetheart yelling back" You're breathtaking. You're all breathtaking" #cyberpunk2077 keanu pic.twitter.com/whV2Hj6K2A
— Anxious lil shit (@hyperlilshit) June 10, 2019
Seeing as he’s the internet’s current boyfriend, the internet responded with open arms to Keanu’s scribbling on the sign, with various comments cropping up such as: ‘We don’t deserve Keanu Reeves’, ‘He is absolutely THE best human on the planet!’ and ‘When nice people meet nice people’.
— яєηєє нαηѕєη (@iowamamaof3) July 18, 2019
— Keanu Planet (@keanuplanet) July 18, 2019
We don’t deserve Keanu Reeves.
— TheDarkWrite (@Lethrup) July 18, 2019
While you might think a note precariously left for Keanu on a patch of grass by the side of the road is unlikely to find its way back to the writer of said note, it amazingly did.
Replying to Solomon’s tweet, a Twitter user known as Sjhunt305 wrote: ‘This was my sign!! My front porch!!’ To which Ed responded: ‘Did you get the original back? We saw it was gone – we hope you got it’.
This was my sign!! My front porch!! pic.twitter.com/VImH7UwtHN
Thankfully, it turns out they did, as another tweet read: ‘Yes! We brought it inside as soon as he signed it!! We are framing it!!’
Because of course a story involving Keanu Reeves has a happy ending, how could it not? The guy’s a legend and we should all be a bit more Keanu.
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Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.