Keanu Reeves played street hockey for 10 years with strangers he met at gas station

Keanu Reeves has gained widespread recognition for his compassionate nature and philanthropic endeavors. Despite his status as a celebrity, he consistently treats people with utmost respect, earning him the reputation of being one of the kindest actors in Hollywood. Numerous anecdotes found on the internet consistently affirm that he is an extraordinary individual who remains humble even after achieving great success.

While he generally maintains a low profile regarding his personal life, approximately nine years ago, he made a rare appearance on Reddit and graciously answered questions from his fans. In his Reddit post, he introduced himself by saying, “Hi Reddit. Keanu Reeves here. You probably know me from way back in the past, ‘River’s Edge,’ ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,’ ‘Point Break,’ ‘SPEED,’ ‘The Devil’s Advocate,’ ‘The Matrix Trilogy,’ ‘A Scanner Darkly,’ ‘My Own Private Idaho,’ and others, plus my latest film ‘Man of Tai Chi.’ I look forward to speaking about them all. And others.”

In a Reddit thread, user bradg0620 took the opportunity to inquire, “What’s a fun fact that most people probably don’t know about you?” The renowned actor from “The Matrix,” Keanu Reeves, responded with an enthralling anecdote involving street hockey. He recounted, “For a long time in Los Angeles when I first moved there, when I was 20 years old, it was such a new world and so I saw some guys at a gas station once who had hockey equipment in their car.”

Curiosity getting the best of him, Reeves approached them and inquired about their activities, to which they revealed they were engaging in a game of street hockey. With a hopeful request, Reeves asked if he could join in, and they kindly granted him permission.

He continued, “I became involved in a street hockey game that took place every weekend for over 10 years, every weekend, red versus black. We would take holidays off and sometimes summers, but the game was going on for over 10 years. That was cool to be a part of. It was a cool thing to have happened. Made some friends.” 

Numerous other enthusiasts also took the opportunity to pose questions to the acclaimed actor. One Reddit user, u/HansBlixJr, raised the inquiry, “If a fan sees you on the street, does a quick ‘Hi Keanu bother you? What about a stop-and-chat? Would you prefer people see you and then not bother you at all?”

Reeves provided an exceptional response to the fan’s query, expressing, “It’s always nice to say hi to folks. You know, it really depends on the moment. Sometimes you have the time to hang out, and other times you don’t. But yeah, it’s always nice to say hi.” 

Another Redditor, u/slayvelabor, inquired whether the actor ever takes a moment to gaze at the stars. Reeves responded with enthusiasm, stating, “I believe the other night we had an eclipse of the moon! Which was cool. In the cities, I wish you could see more of the stars, but I always love when I’m in places where you can see that blanket, that twirling, twinkling. That is one of my favorite things.”

Keanu Reeves. Ask me, if you want, almost anything.
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Another enthusiast, u/Foulds28, posed a question: “While you lived in Toronto what was your favorite place to go or hang around?” Reeves graciously replied, “There was a really great hamburger place called Licks. I really used to love hanging out by the grade school I used to go to, I played a lot of street hockey and basketball there. We had wonderful parks, Ramsden Park, we had chestnut fights running around Ramsden Park. At the Bloor Street Cinema, I would go see movies there. The University Cinema.” Reeves’ genuine interactions with his fans, as witnessed in this thread, serve as undeniable evidence of his exceptional character.

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