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Keanu Reeves is enjoying something of a renaissance of late, with the success of John Wick 3, the imminent arrival of Toy Story 4, and another Bill and Ted on the horizon. He's back to his very best.
But it's not just the Speed star's acting ability that is being praised by fans. He's also being celebrated for his considerate behaviour around women.
Photographs are being shared on social media of the 54-year-old standing alongside female fans and co-stars. At first glance, nothing seems out of the ordinary. But on closer inspection, you can see that Reeves never touches any of the women in pictures; he hovers.
And fans absolutely love it.
Sharing a group of photos of the actor, one cynical fan wrote: "Lol Keanu ain't taking no chances."
But since it was posted two days ago, the tweet has received more than 377,000 likes and more than 81,000 comments - mostly from people backing the actor's decision to keep his hands to himself.
Retweeting the post, one fan disagreed with the original post. Lauding Reeves, they said: "It's not about not taking chances, it's about being considerate and respectful, qualities that Keanu carries in spades."
A second wrote: "He's respectful. This should be how it's done unless ya know the woman doesn't mind being touched. Keanu should inspire us all."
A third person put: "He's being respectful and I'm here for it!!"
Another joked that there might be something more powerful afoot in the photos, writing: "Keanu has the amazing power to make you feel hugged without ever having touched you."
However, this is the internet, and not everyone believes Reeves' motives are as innocent or caring as others.
Agreeing with the intent of the original tweet, they claimed he is just trying to save his own skin.
One cynic said: "He's trying not to catch a sexual assault charge since even a hug can get you to that point these days."
A second person said: "Ain't nobody gonna catch him with assault accusations."
But most people weren't having any of it, and fully backing the The Matrix star, another wrote: "Cannot believe this bunch of morons thinks keanu being respectful is bc he 'doesn't wanna get hit with a lawsuit'. Fuck off. He just ain't a fucking creep like you."
Damn right. If you needed another reason to love Reeves, this is it.
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