“Give Her A Call, I Want To Talk To Her”: Keanu Reeves Goes Out Of His Way To Make His 80-Year-Old Fan’s Day.
Keanu Reeves is notable for both being an extraordinary entertainer and for being one of the most caring Hollywood stars out there. Reeves has always maintained a modest demeanor, treating everyone how he would want to be treated. His affection for his supporters, though, is the icing on the cake. A tale of him once contacting a stranger’s 80-year-old granny just to cheer her up has been circulating the internet, and this is the subject we’ll focus on today. So let’s get started.
My grandmother had a crush on Keanu Reeves because he reminded her of my grandfather when he was young. Saw all his stuff, from Bill and Ted to the Matrix. She had a stroke in her early 70s and was pretty much housebound for the last 10 years of her life, so watching movies was her main hobby, and became almost like friends to her because she so rarely got to see any of her own.
Not too long after the Matrix came out my uncle was in LA for business and was eating at a really swanky restaurant when Keanu came in with a woman. When he finished his meal my uncle came up to their table and said “I don’t usually do this, but I just wanted you to know that my 80-year-old mother loves you and has seen all of your movies. You remind her of my dad.”
He said Keanu asked if he had a cell phone on him and when he confirmed that he did, he said “Give her a call, I want to talk to her.”
He spoke with my grandmother for several minutes and it absolutely made her year. She was so isolated and his genuine kindness to her and interest in her showed what a truly amazing man he is.