'Oh my gosh, thank you, Noah,' Reeves said to the delighted nine-year-old fanboy who gushed over the star.
Keanu Reaves is known for his kind and considerate attitude towards his fans. He has previously made news for his many heartwarming fan interactions—including the time he made an impromptu appearance at the wedding of an English couple he met at a hotel bar and surprised everyone. "The John Wick: Chapter 4" actor has now once again stormed the internet with his loving act towards a 9-year-old fanboy.
In a viral clip circulating online, the actor can be seen bonding well with a young fan who was thrilled to meet his "favorite actor." "I'm such a big fan," the 9-year-old named Noah says to the "Matrix" star—who was sitting across from him and preparing to sign his comic book "BRZRKR"—in the now-viral video posted by IGN on Twitter. The book is co-written by Reeves and Matt Kindt. Reeves appeared at a surprise signing in Los Angeles.
In the video, Reeves can be seen asking Noah his name, and the boy informs him, "You’re probably my favorite actor in the whole world!" "Oh my gosh, Noah, thank you!" the 59-year-old actor responds before asking him, "Did you see Duke Caboom in ‘Toy Story 4?’" Reeves voiced the anime character in the 2019 Pixar movie.
Once the kid confirmed that Duke Caboom is his "favorite character," an excited Reeves couldn't resist speaking one of Duke's dialogues. "Canada's Greatest Stuntman!" the actor said smiling and throwing his arms up animatedly. "I'm glad you liked it. I really liked playing Duke Caboom," the charming actor added. Noah was delighted to see a confident and smiling Reeves.
The video went viral and garnered over 1.8 million views and 23.6k likes while commenters expressed their love for Reeves. "Adorable Around Children #ILoveKeanuReeves," read one comment by @GailSchaeffer7, while @carlobadini wrote, "I want to be like Keanu. In every way."
@minajafrimalik, wrote with several heart emojis: "Me too Noah, me too. Keanu Reeves is the best. You have picked the nicest and kindest actor for your favorite. So young and wise beyond words." @BloodyretCb commented, "The legend that is Keanu, just continues to grow." Meanwhile, @juradoc001, went so far as to say, "The world needs more people like Keanu."
See Keanu Reeves' Sweet Viral Moment as He Connects with 9-Year-Old 'Big Fan' Over 'Toy Story 4' https://t.co/PEmHRnvp7c— People (@people) April 26, 2023
Reeves did not have a traditional childhood. His mom, Patricia, was left to take care of her two children as her husband abandoned the family when Reeves was only 3 years old. Samual Reeves, his father, spent half of his life in prison for dealing with the heroin trade. The family of three moved from Lebanon, where he was born, to Sydney and later to New York.
As a teenager, Reeves struggled with dyslexia and had a tendency to rebel against authority, which caused him to eventually drop out of school. His first appearance on stage was when he was just nine years old. He played several roles in the theater and was even cast for the role of Mercutio in Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet when he was just 15. In the late '80s, he appeared in commercials, including one for Coca-Cola. He made his first movie appearance in "One Step Away," but he couldn't quite find his place in the industry until he moved to Los Angeles.
His career took a turning point when he played the lead role in "Speed" alongside Sandra Bullock. The action-packed masterpiece went on to become a worldwide hit. In 1999, his career took to the sky when he got the lead role in the action classic "The Matrix." The iconic series went on to gross the collection charts in the later years. In the midst of several personal tragedies, he did more films and turned to writing to forget his grief, "John Wick" hit the screens showing a sad and angry Keanu Reeves that became a worldwide hit.
In 2009, he teamed up with Alexandra Grant, an American visual artist, and the two of them created a publishing house called X Artists' Books. Their partnership also resulted in Reeves’ poem picture book, "Ode to Happiness," containing poems by the actor and illustrations by Grant.