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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Can we love Keanu Reeves any more than we already do?
via: Getty ImagesWell, wait until you hear about his latest act of kindness before you decide.
Keanu Reeves is perhaps one of the most loved actors of our time.
via: Getty ImagesBorn in Canada, the actor currently resides in the Hollywood hills after gaining fame in an impressive range of massively successful movies.
He first rose to fame in a pretty unlikely franchise.
via: Getty ImagesBill & 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.
But Reeves has never stuck to just one genre.
via: Getty ImagesIn 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.
But Reeves is primarily known for his roles in action movies.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." Ouch.
But there's no doubting where Reeves gained most of his fame.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.
But Reeves isn't just an actor.
via: Getty ImagesHe's also a talented musician and spent many years playing bass for alternative rock band, Dogstar, in the '90s.
There are many strings to his bow.
via: GettyHe's made a name for himself particularly because of his versatility, playing leading men, brooding heroes, and goofy losers with equal panache.
But, in spite of his fame, Reeves is also known for being notoriously private.
via: GettyIn 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.
Maybe it's because Reeves hasn't had such an easy life.
via: ShutterstockHe'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.
But that wasn't the end of his heartache.
via: ShutterstockSoon after this tragedy, in 2001, Syme crashed her car into 3 parked cars and was thrown from the vehicle, dying instantly.
But Reeves hasn't let this tragedy make him bitter.
via: GettyInstead, 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.
And that isn't all.
via: GettyReeves 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."
Oh Keanu, you're what the world needs right now.
via: GettyAnd 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.
The star recently decided he was going to auction off a date with himself.
via: GettyFirst 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.
All the proceeds will go to a children's cancer charity.
via: Getty ImagesIdaho-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."
Sign me right up!
via: Getty ImagesThe 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.
There is a little bit of fine print that comes along with the date though...
via: Getty ImagesOkay, 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."