The 54-year-old Canadian actor stole the limelight once again on Twitter after someone noticed the way he kept his hands while posing with a woman.
Canadian-American actor Keanu Reeves has proved his kind-heartedness and generosity on several occasions. Earlier this year, news surfaced about how the good samaritan accompanied his fellow passenger after the plane they were traveling on had to make an emergency landing at Bakersfield. Instead of booking a lavish car for himself and moving on, he chose to book a vehicle and invited his fellow stranded passengers to join him. People have since appreciated his compassionate nature.
Keanu has the amazing power to make you feel hugged without ever having touched you.— Polly Karr (@karr_pe) June 9, 2019
A while after this incident, a Twitter thread was started by a user named @James_Dator who recalled how Reeves bought an ice cream just so he could sign his autograph on the receipt for an awkward 16-year-old boy who couldn't ask for it directly. This led to a number of reactions and comments from netizens who, in turn, shared their own experiences. If you thought that was the last you heard of Reeves, think again. He recently was a Twitter trend because of his respectable gesture towards women.
Lol Keanu ain’t taking no chances. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/nnfIOZKbT1— Kemoy Lindsay (@KemziLinzi) June 9, 2019
The 54-year-old actor is known for his down-to-earth nature and doesn't shy away from taking pictures with his fans. Recently, he became a trending topic on Twitter and Facebook after someone pointed out a pattern in the way Reeves usually poses with women. This awkward yet endearing way in which he avoids contact with his female fans is downright adorable. Netizens couldn't stop raving about the pictures celebrating Reeves' respect for women.
@KemziLinzi was the first to post a tweet which revealed how the 54-year-old actor's hand awkwardly hovered behind the women standing beside him. He wrote: Lol Keanu ain’t taking no chances. This was posted on June 8, and it has already been retweeted over 77,000 times! With more than 370,000 likes, the post seemed to be gaining more and more attention by the hour.
A Twitter user @dankidushi replied: He’s being respectful and I’m here for it!! Another wrote: Keanu is a gentleman and know women ready to holler #metoo over the most basic interactions. He knows the boundaries and parameters and move in the space provided with respect to those boundaries and parameters. @KemziLinzi shared her view by posting: Just a thought... perhaps Keanu recognized that not one of these women gave him their consent to touch him and I don’t know, he respected their bodily autonomy. Keanu showing everyone how to be respectful might be a potential takeaway as well. This is just a thought though.
1 of 1,234,765 reasons why I love Keanu Reeves.— SON OF LOBO (@PrinceStridon) June 9, 2019
Others like @Nate_A_C saw it as a measure to avoid any accusations of inappropriate behavior in the light of the recent #MeToo Movement. He wrote: He's trying not to catch a sexual assault charge since even a hug can get you to that point these days. And was backed by @daniellinn who said, He didn’t “explain” anything. He’s projecting that ridiculous argument that women are looking for a reason to accuse someone with assault. In truth they just don’t want to be groped or assaulted.
But here? This is a photo. They touch him. A hand on the back here is just innocent. I don't think this is respect, I think this is because it's a bit awkward because they're strangers.— Seb (@SilverEye91) June 10, 2019
While @jacquisneal summed up the whole thing in the best way possible by writing, I don't think embracing someone asking to take a picture with you is disrespectful, in theory. But choosing to still respect their personal space is smart because it is thoughtful. Be it an avid fan or a singing sensation like Dolly Parton, Reeves seems to know his boundaries and everyone's loving it!
Here's what other netizens had to say about Reeve's go-to pose:
i stan a respectful king love you so much keanu https://t.co/wLvl28sgth— sarita (@danktrex) June 10, 2019
Honestly the only hero we have left— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) June 9, 2019
Neither does Will Smith. pic.twitter.com/Ikf8n3LaUi— Jeremy Edwards (@jeremy_edwards2) June 9, 2019
Keanu is a lonely guy, I wouldn't be surprised if he is hover handing for that reason— 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@jordanzoooom) June 10, 2019