Keanu Reeves is not just known for his impeccable acting skills. Apart from the many titles he already has, he is also the most respectful gentleman, and there are many people vouching for him.
We've all read about how kind, considerate and some might say lonely he is. But despite all the fame and attention he gets, Keanu Reeves has remained a true gentleman through the years. The Canadian-American star of The Matrix has always been in the good books of his fans. He has made headlines for being a kind and generous human being on several occasions. Earlier this year, the star was immensely praised for accompanying his fellow passengers in a bus that he booked due to the emergency landing of their flight. Stories of the John Wick star are indeed a hot topic on social media and people are gushing over the 54-year-old actor.
More recently, photos of the actor with his fans have been going viral on Twitter for all the right reasons. According to People, the star has been hailed as the king of Twitter after fans noticed a trait not often seen in other movie stars. Fans have observed that Reeves never touches any of the women he shares a snap with. The latest promotions of his action movie John Wick 3 has resulted in the internet being flooded with numerous images of him with the fans. All these images showed Reeves posing in such a manner that his hands never touched the back of female fans as well as co-stars.
Lol Keanu ain’t taking no chances. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/nnfIOZKbT1— Kemoy Lindsay (@KemziLinzi) June 9, 2019
Kemoy Lindsay, the first Twitter user who pointed out this trait of the actor tweeted, "Lol Keanu ain’t taking no chances.” The collage posted by the user featured images of Reeves posing with a couple of female fans and an image with actress Dolly Parton. The Tweet that went viral 80.3K retweets and 388K likes. The tweet soon became the topic of discussion with people all over the world putting forward their thoughts on the star's choice.
Fans took to Twitter applauding Reeves for his actions. "It's not about not taking chances, it's about being considerate and respectful, qualities that Keanu carries in spades," wrote a fan on social media. Following a similar path, another fan commented, "I stan a respectful king love you so much Keanu.”
That's how I'm reading it to - respecting their personal space. I don't think he's reacting to the Me Too movement. That's just how he is. Plus he's a Virgo so he could slightly germaphobic lol.— Jane Wick Chapter 3 Paranormal (@shoetingstar) June 9, 2019
While the majority praised Reeves for being a gentleman, others thought he had some specific reasons for not touching women. While one user said, "He's trying not to catch a sexual assault charge since even a hug can get you to that point these days," another commented," Keanu is a gentleman and know women ready to holler #metoo over the most basic interactions. He knows the boundaries and parameters and moves in the space provided with respect to those boundaries and parameters."
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.— Dave- kindness costs nothing (@strikeoutss) June 10, 2019
Others had different arguments but all of them agreed that the actor was thoughtful and respectful. "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," tweeted a user.
This viral tweet has come out a few days after a post by SBNation writer James Dator who recalled his experience meeting Reeves as a 16-year-old. Keanu Reeves is definitely the new 'woke' star on social media.