Sometimes we stare off into the distance, our minds consumed with thoughts of Keanu Reeves. A hundred percent of the time we’re hoping he’s having a good day, surrounded by people who care for him, and good food. Because that’s what it’s like to be a Keanu Reeves stan. We wish him well, would protect him from the world, and practically live off of stories of Keanu just being Keanu.
Our ravenous hunger for Keanu being a gentle internet boyfriend was recently fed by an interview by Esquire magazine. In it, they tell the story of an instance where Keanu appeared at Sandra Bullock‘s house with Champagne and truffles. Bullock had been his costar in the 1994 film Speed and they’d become friends because of it. And all it took was one casual conversation for him to appear at her door with the very thing she’d never tried.
Now, any other man, we’d write him off as trying to get into Bullock’s pants. But this is Reeves we’re talking about and he’s always known his calling as the internet’s boyfriend was at stake. So he legit could’ve, and we believe, been there to give his close friend an experience that she’d never had before. Because that’s who Reeves is and humbling to know that he has been that kind of considerate man for years on end.
This is not to say that we think Reeves is perfect. He’s human and being so comes with flaws. And even though it pains us, Reeves has to have flaws too. He probably doesn’t pick up his socks after taking them off or forgets his cups of water all over his house. Innocent things that make you go, “Damn you Keanu. We’re not in Signs. You don’t need to be like this.” But we forgive him, gently ask him to pick up after himself, and continue living.
Because that’s what you do for the internet’s boyfriend.
What’s the point of this post, you ask? Everything has a purpose is the response. Because this post, well, it’s about celebrating how we are continuously blessed by Keanu Reeves even though we don’t deserve him. So, rest well, the internet’s boyfriend. We hope that your days are comfy, that your towels are always warm after a shower, and that you receive the same kindness in your day that you put out there into the world.