Keanu Reeves’ reaction to 9-year-old who says he’s his favorite actor is breaking hearts

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If it wasn’t already abundantly clear, Keanu Reeves is a really, really good human being.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll have likely heard the stories and seen the videos. You’ll know that for all his megastar status, millions of dollars, and unbelievable fame, Reeves is a down to earth individual who has never considered himself above compassion and kindness.

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It seems as though every few months Reeves does something new to remind us that he’s the gold standard when it comes to A-list celebrities putting others before themselves and generally behaving like they truly care about the general population.

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Reeves, well known for his work on blockbuster films, has shown himself to also be adept where comic book writing is concerned of late. He co-created and co-wrote the series BRZRKR, the biggest single selling issue since Star Wars in 2015, alongside Matt Kindt.

At a recent book signing, a nine-year-old fan of the series approached Keanu to tell him that the Matrix star was his “favorite actor”. Keanu’s reaction?

Well, it’s as wholesome as you’d expect…

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When your star shines as bright as Keanu Reeves‘s does, it’s safe to assume there are very few days when you don’t encounter someone or other who wants you to take a photo with them or sign an autograph.

Now, we can imagine that the rigmarole must get tiring sometimes – I mean, it’s only natural to assume that people wanting a piece of you all the time will wear you down – but one would never guess it from watching Keanu interact with his fans.

There have been multiple instances of the 58-year-old showcasing his huge heart and compassion over the years. Take, for example, the time he responded to a boy’s rapid-fire questions with kindness after a long flight. Or how about that time Sandra Bullock revealed that he had surprised her with champagne and truffles after she confided in him that she’d never tried them.

We could go on and on. The point is, Keanu Reeves is a genuinely good human being, so it should come as small surprise that he’s once again doing the rounds on the internet following an interaction with a nine-year-old fan.

As per reports, the young boy in question approached Reeves at a book signing, telling the actor “I’m such a big fan!”

In footage shared by IGN, Reeves can be heard asking the boy his name. When the nine-year-old says “Noah”, Keanu then introduces himself too (like there was any need).

“You’re probably my favourite actor in the whole world!” Noah says in the clip.

Keanu can then be seen wearing a beaming smile. “Oh my gosh, Noah, thank you!” he says.

The 58-year-old actor then gave his young fan a mini quiz, asking him if he’d seen Duke Caboom – the toy voiced by Reeves in Toy Story 4.

“Yeah, he’s my favourite character!” Noah replies.

Keanu Reeves meets 9-year-old superfan Noah at a surprise BRZRKR signing in LA! pic.twitter.com/DQ0ATnnKT9

— IGN (@IGN) April 25, 2023

It’s not just Keanu’s politeness that shows through in these interactions, but his sheer enthusiasm. Fans were quick to highlight the fact that the John Wick star always appears to be just as happy to interact with others as they are to interact with him.

They say you should never meet your idols, but we think it’s safe to disregard that advice where Keanu is concerned.

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