Actor Keanu Reeves is drawing acclaim after reports that he secretly funded a series of children’s hospitals through his charitable foundation…and has been doing it for years.
In a viral article, The Epoch Times pointed out Keanu’s incredible generosity that was mentioned during a 2009 interview with the Ladies’ Home Journal. He doesn’t attach his name to any projects, but Reeves helps fund “a couple of children’s hospitals and cancer research” through a private foundation.
Though the quote is almost a decade-old, most are shocked by Keanu’s charitable work.
— Best OfReddit (@RedditBest) December 14, 2018
Some aspects of Keanu’s life have been difficult. He grew up without a father and tragically lost loved ones including a child that died before birth and the child’s mother, who was killed in a car accident almost two years later.
Reeves was especially moved by his sister Kim’s battle and recovery from leukemia.
People on social media are celebrating his powerful commitment to helping others.
— HumanismRising (@LetHumanismRing) December 15, 2018
My kind of hero. This is also a guy who rides the subway regularly.
Most celebs care less about helping people and care mostly about feeding their narcissistic ego. Kudos to Keanu.
Hollywood Star Keanu Reeves Secretly Finances Children’s Hospitals https://t.co/2VLi4zZwVy
— Jonathan Stein (@TheJDStein) December 15, 2018
TIL Keanu Reeves secretly funds COUNTLESS children's hospitals
— Jingle Kells (@The_Kelli_Zombi) December 15, 2018
I love Keanu Reeves for many reasons but this one is a big one!
He has been secretly funding to Children’s Hospitals around the world! pic.twitter.com/BhQn50EzQr
— ✨Southern Gal ✨ (@SouthernStyle_1) December 12, 2018
— NY Jᴜsᴛɪᴄᴇ Sᴇᴇᴋᴇʀ (@NYJusticeSeeker) December 15, 2018
There’s a well-deserved outpouring of love for Keanu on Twitter right now.
This mad riding the subway is Keanu Reeves. For every movie he ever made, he donated most of his earnings to charities and hospitals. He doesn’t own a mansion and lives an ordinary life. Every day he rides the NYC subway to work. | #makeup #beauty #style pic.twitter.com/ju4iYdiGQ7
— Hairstyles & Makeup (@Hairstyles4Us) December 12, 2018
He is above most of The so called actors. He is the MAN!!!! https://t.co/aAONqcTeDQ
— Cris Gherman (@crisgherman13) December 14, 2018
— Linda Hodges-iijima (@LindaIijima) December 15, 2018
Way to go Keanu!
In other Keanu Reeves news, fans recently found out he’ll have a role in Toy Story 4.
— ComicBook NOW! (@ComicBookNOW) December 15, 2018
Keanu Reeves’ character in Toy Story 4 better be made of Lego and called John Brick.
— Adam (@Adam__J) December 2, 2018
First thing that came to mind when I heard Keanu Reeves would be appearing in TOY STORY 4. pic.twitter.com/epBMfEb3jN
— Popcornography (@PopCorn_Media) November 26, 2018
People seem pretty excited about Keanu’s voiceover role.
Word on the street is that Keanu Reeves has a role in Toy Story 4. If he isnt playing a John Wick action figure imma be mad
— |MM| Pkmn Trainer Main (@kogsin) November 28, 2018
So Keanu Reeves is gonna be in the new Toy Story…? Very interesting…
— jake (@JLS_SchnoorHawk) December 15, 2018
Keanu Reeves has a voice role in Toy Story 4…. I am deeply interested.
— c a r o l i n a (@carolinoska) December 11, 2018
Keanu Reeves has been funding children’s hospitals for years and now he’s playing a role in one of the most adored children’s movie franchises on the planet. This guy is committed to making the lives of kids better.