The nicest man on the planet, Keanu Reeves is back again to steal our hearts after he recently revealed that he will be auctioning off a date with himself for a kids’ cancer charity.
If you don’t already love this man, this will have you head over heels.
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Well, wait until you hear about his latest act of kindness before you decide.
Born in Canada, the actor currently resides in the Hollywood hills after gaining fame in an impressive range of massively successful movies.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) told the story of two slackers travelling through time. It was so successful that it was followed by a sequel: Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey in 1991.
In 1992, he starred in Gothic horror-romance, Bram Stoker’s Dracula – although his performance in this rather overblown movie has been pretty much universally panned.
He starred in the thriller, Point Break, in 1991, alongside Gary Busey and Patrick Swayze. It was a commercial smash and went on to garner a cult following.
He continued this trend in 1994’s Speed.
The suspenseful thriller told the tale of a rigged bus that would explode if it slowed down. Reeves starred alongside Sandra Bullock and Dennis Hopper, but he has since shaded the film by refusing to star in the sequel. His reason?
“The movies I wanted to make were movies I wanted to see.”
His role as Neo in The Matrix franchise is what really made Keanu Reeves into a household name. The movies are still thought of as touchstones within the science fiction genre.
He’s also a talented musician and spent many years playing bass for alternative rock band, Dogstar, in the ’90s.
He’s made a name for himself particularly because of his versatility, playing leading men, brooding heroes, and goofy losers with equal panache.
In the past, he has always been less-than-eager to take part in interviews and has happily lived a quiet life out of the camera eye.
He’s faced a life that one wouldn’t wish on their worst enemy. First, he and girlfriend, Jennifer Syme, suffered a tragic loss when their premature baby was stillborn in 1999.
Soon after this tragedy, in 2001, Syme crashed her car into 3 parked cars and was thrown from the vehicle, dying instantly.
Instead, he’s become an incredible philanthropist. He’s well known for supporting a wide range of charitable causes, from PETA to Stand Up To Cancer.
Reeves gave all his profits from the sequel from The Matrix to the crew. And he didn’t even want credit for it, saying, “I’d rather people didn’t know that. It was a private transaction. It was something I could afford to do, a worthwhile thing to do.”
And if you thought you couldn’t love him any more than you do right now, then I urge you to read on to hear about his latest act of kindness.
First of all, who wouldn’t want to spend some one-on-one time with this man, even if it is over video chat? And secondly, the cause behind the date will have you opening up your wallet up as fast as you can.
Idaho-based Camp Rainbow Gold is offering “A Little One-On-One with Keanu” as part of their “Shine for Camp Online Auction.” As per the auction tag, “This is truly priceless and now you have the chance to Zoom with him from home! Get your questions ready and spend 15-minutes with actor, director, producer and musician, Keanu Reeves.”
The charity explained that their mission is to “provide emotionally empowering experiences to Idaho’s children diagnosed with cancer and their families” so have decided to do this experiment after one of their previous ones had to be cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic.
Okay, so the Zoom call must take place during the week starting July 6, 2020, “based on mutually available dates and times.” And you can’t mess about, of course as “Camp Rainbow Gold and/or the celebrity has the right to cancel the call if there is threatening or inappropriate behavior.”
They also added that this is a “non-transferable, no returns or exchanges, not available for resale, and no cash value.”
Whoever the lucky person is, we envy you.
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