Today's Pick-Me-Up Story has to do with an actor behaving incredibly kindly. And that actor is Keanu Reeves. We've long heard stories about him being one of the kindest guys in Hollywood, and this story is just one more that proves it. Check out this story: Barb (afdc92) wrote into a website to share this story. Here's what she wrote:
"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."
I love this story, especially after the celebrities behaving badly story from earlier this week. Keanu has a history of being a nice guy, from calling a fan he met at one of his concerts every year on her birthday, to organizing a bus trip with strangers after they got stranded. I'm not the hugest Keanu fan when it comes to his movies, but I always watch them because I want to support a really nice guy.