June 10th through the 16th
Keanu Reeves has been charmingly shy in the spotlight since the 90s but there is more to love about the actor aside from his tremendous talent. Reeves is the type of role model I wish we saw more of in pop culture today. He is kind and level-headed with a view of the world that should influence more people.
“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.”
The Canadian actor is wildly generous toward everyone he works with. Often taking pay cuts to ensure fair and equal pay for everyone on set and gifting his stuntmen with extra tokens of gratitude.
Reeves’ kindness extends outside the world of cinema too. He created a private fund for cancer research and children's hospitals around 2005 which he donates to regularly. Additionally, he financially supports other causes like PETA, Wildlife WayStation, and CoachArt.
“Art is about trying to find the good in people and making the world a more compassionate place.”
Keanu Reeves is beloved by the internet for good reason. He may keep his generosity on the quiet side, but we can all see his kind-hearted nature and compassionate worldview through his shyness.
“Sometimes simple things are the most difficult things to achieve.”