Picture the scene: you’re on a flight, minding your own business, when all of a sudden the plane has to make an emergency landing before you reach your destination.
Then imagine the airport you’ve landed in is really remote and you and your fellow passengers have to figure out a way to travel to the next destination – or else wait hours for the next flight out of there.
Obviously, someone would have to take the lead or chaos would ensue. Now imagine that person taking the lead is A-list celebrity Keanu Reeves, and he isn’t about to let you get stranded in some random airport.
As much as this sounds like the bizarre opening to a new Keanu Reeves film, trust me – it isn’t. For some passengers recently, this became reality when the plane they were on had to make an emergency landing.
As reported by Yahoo! Movies, Reeves was on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles over the weekend when it had to make an emergency landing in Bakersfield, 100 miles away from its intended destination.
Instead of getting his own private helicopter out of there though, the John Wick/Bill and Ted actor rallied his fellow passengers and formed a plan to go on a road trip. I mean, how cool can one man get?!
— Amir Blum (Unboxed) (@CheesyJedi) March 24, 2019
People on the flight with him immediately took to social media to shout about Reeves’ gentlemanly behaviour, with one posting a compilation of videos showing how he handled the whole situation.
In one clip, the actor can be seen surrounded by the other passengers, advising them to ‘hit the road’ with him to avoid a huge three-hour wait for their baggage. The actor then forms a plan for everyone to get a bus to LA.
It’s an offer you’d hope no-one would refuse: a road trip with Keanu Reeves no doubt trumps spending hours in an airport in a remote location, bored out of your brain.
keanu got stranded somewhere in california and had to take a bus instead of a plane and some guy filmed the entire experience and i am BEGGING yall to watch this pic.twitter.com/I1TmLOEYiK
— ᴄ ᴀ ᴛ (@keanusgf) March 24, 2019
Once on the road trip, Reeves makes it his mission to keep everyone on the bus entertained by reading out a whole host of Bakersfield trivia (because why not?) and playing some ‘Bakersfield Sound’ on YouTube.
When the time comes to drop the first passenger off, the actor shakes his hand and tells him ‘it was a pleasure to meet you’. Reeves himself then gets dropped off at a Carl’s Jr burger joint.
What a guy. Keanu, if you’re reading this, please visit Manchester sometime soon so we can go on a road trip together.
I’ll even buy you a Maccies.
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A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).