While many Hollywood stars burn brightly before flickering out, Keanu Reeves seems to have an eternal appeal.

Dubbed “the internet’s boyfriend,” the Canadian actor never ceases to win the hearts of people with his humble personality, chill attitude and kindheartedness. In fact, in our previous feature, we even wrapped up a list of examples that made us all love Keanu even more.

Now three days ago, the actor surprised his fans by showing up on the Movies community on Reddit with the nickname Lionsgate. “Hi, I’m Keanu Reeves, AMA,” the post said laconically, causing immediate craze.

The sea of ask-me-anything questions started rolling in, and Keanu was ready to tackle them all.

Image credtits: lionsgate

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Miss Frankfurter
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

“We are all in the same boat in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.” G. K. Chesterton.

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To find out more about Keanu’s enduring appeal as well as about what his surprise appearance on Reddit with the Ask Me Anything session meant for all the fans online, Bored Panda reached out to Sno0pyBo0, the moderator of the Keanu Being Awesome subreddit who, just like other 353k members of this buzzing online community, is a longtime fan of Keanu and his films.

“I’m happy to help co-moderate and contribute quality content for our community,” he said. The Keanu Being Awesome subreddit was created on January 11, 2018, by the founder and top moderator Unknown_human. According to Sno0pyBo0, Unknown_human’s post got so popular, it went viral and led to the birth of the community.

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Alien Ghost
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If keanu was the first one to contact us, we'd be willing to make peace with earth.

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Iustin Vreme
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

people forget that you need to be taught things and then supported in doing them, especially with the environment changing so fast and you trying to reach the highest mark.

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When asked about Keanu’s most recent AMA session, the Redditor said it was absolutely “excellent!” He also recounted that the last time Keanu did a Reddit AMA was eight (8) years ago, to promote John Wick (2014). “It was nice to have him back,” Sno0pyBo0 said.

Keanu wrote this wholesome reply to Sno0pyBo0’s post on his AMA thread. “I was very surprised and needless to say, very happy to receive such a kind and thoughtful reply from Keanu. It was a small and simple interaction but it really made my day, week, month, and year!”

“I hope Keanu doesn’t wait another 8 years to come back to do another AMA,” the mod added.

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Raine Soo
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Keanu is such a gracious individual.

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When asked how he would explain people's enduring fascination with Keanu, Sno0pyBo0 told us that it may come down to the fact that the actor has led a very private life despite being a huge Hollywood movie star.

“He is a bit of an enigma. What we do know is that he has experienced unimaginable loss and heartbreaking tragedies in life. And yet even with these hardships, he doesn't allow fame and fortune to go to his head. Throughout the ups and downs in his life, Keanu’s grace and humility remain unchanged. In the narcissistic world of celebrity, Keanu’s character stands out above the rest,” Sno0pyBo0 explained.

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Lucas Jackson
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love this kinda stuff. We will never know what is said but we don’t have to to know that ir was awesome. True In the moment type stuff that sadly is just lost nowadays as everyone has a phone everywhere thy go.

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Moreover, the Redditor recounted a particular statement that stood out for him: “When he was asked by Stephen Colbert in 2019, ‘What do you think happens when we die, Keanu Reeves?’ Keanu’s answer was simple and profound: ‘I know that the ones who love us will miss us.’"

Throughout the years, countless members of the Keanu Being Awesome community have posted photos and shared their firsthand experiences of meeting Keanu, the moderator said. “The sincerity behind each and every fan encounter is consistent: Keanu Reeves is a genuinely good person. Here at r/KeanuBeingAwesome, we strive to be a wholesome and fun place for fans to gather and express our appreciation for Keanu and for his work — both on and off the big screen.”

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Billie Templeton
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love that he mentioned My Own Private Idaho! Such a great art film.

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To close our interview, Sno0pyBo0 quoted Carrie-Anne Moss, Keanu’s co-star from The Matrix franchise, which gives us a pretty good comprehension of what it is about the Canadian actor that has earned him a special place in the hearts of people.

“There’s something unique about Keanu Reeves’ fame — he’s known for his kindness and generosity, despite his celebrity. In this often unkind and shallow world, my friend Keanu gives others hope. The actions of this handsome, talented, successful, and fiercely committed actor have become a reprieve from the constant disappointment we have for those who get put on a pedestal.”

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Miss Frankfurter
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you Keanu for persevering in your desire to be an actor. We’ve all benefited. The movies, and mostly from you just being the wonderful person you are.

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Kristy Marion
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love that movie, but the young Keanu was very wooden in it. He’s improved immensely

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Iustin Vreme
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3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

wonderful, i hope his trip in britain was also fruitful; in fact, i think it would make a greater impact, but i don't pretend to know all details.

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brandyy17
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that is a wide variety and im not suprised at all

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Thanatos Charles
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd love a Constantine 2,but only if Gunn can get his focus back on track, he has been losing the plot lately..

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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some of my favorite books: (from childhood): Holes by Louis Scahar, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaimen (can not recommend it enough), the weenies series by David Lubar (short story collections, range from silly to unsetteling.) Currently: Cemetary Boys by Aiden Thomas, Frankenstein by Mary Shelly, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, The Shining by Stephan King.

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bill cipher
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i love pineapple on pizza! nobody can convince me otherwise! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Susan Green
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

After this, he said Toronto Maple Leafs. I love Keanu, such a great person.

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Iustin Vreme
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

they were just curious, anyone is involved. that's why we strive for the best, easiest and most satisfying results, even if the obstacles make it a bit longer and the counter-context try to smear it in any way.

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Dutchman Callypso
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would love to see Keanu in Death Stranding.

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Okiedokie
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Nicely dodged Keanu 😂 I wouldn’t want people knowing my hobbies either. Some things are yours and just yours.

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Hotdogking
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you! Finally, someone who agrees

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ZombieSushi386
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3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love Daughter! Medicine and Youth make me cry my eyes out every time.

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People also used the opportunity to thank Keanu for his kindness