This Is Why Twitter Is Calling Keanu Reeves The Most Respectful Man In Hollywood
Keanu Reeves already has a stellar reputation as the star of some of our favourite franchises, including The Matrix and John Wick (and how could we forget his memorable cameo in Always Be My Maybe).
But he's gone viral today for another reason entirely - the respectful way in which he poses for photos with fans.
Twitter user Kemoy Lindsay shared a series of photos to the social media platform showing Keanu posing with female fans but keeping his hands firmly to himself.
Lol Keanu ain't taking no chances. :joy::joy: pic.twitter.com/nnfIOZKbT1
- Kemoy Lindsay (@KemziLinzi) June 9, 2019
Rather than presuming his fans would be OK with him putting his hands around their waists or on their shoulders, the photos show Keanu's hands hovering in mid air behind his fans' backs - and keeping his distance from celebrities too, including Dolly Parton.
Alongside his post, Kemoy Lindsay wrote "Lol Keanu ain't taking no chances", and fans were quick to praise the star for his respectful stance.
One follower called the star a "respectful king", while another opined that "Keanu has the amazing power to make you feel hugged without ever having touched you".
i love keanu, respectful king https://t.co/mryMCHJ1gg
- im lactose intolerant (@lilaliengrl) June 9, 2019
Other Twitter users admired the actor's stance on respecting fans' personal space, while pondering on his star sign, with one 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", and another agreeing: "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 [be] slightly germaphobic lol."
Keanu is no stranger to a viral Twitter thread, of course: in recent days, another fun way to pass the time has been to make as many Keanu-related puns as possible.
keanu reeves as a gardener: keanu leaves
- ayad (@imfrenchfried) June 6, 2019
Examples have included: "keanu reeves as a gardener: keanu leaves", "Keanu Reeves as a pick pocket: Keanu Thieves" and "Keanu Reeves as a poltergeist: Keanu Peeves".
We'll leave it to you to come up with the next viral Keanu meme trend...
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/dollyparton