Keanu Reeves goes viral after he was spotted interacting with young fan at airport

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To quote a well-known Keanu Reeves character, “excellent.”

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No doubt that’s what one young, devoted Reeves fan felt when he ran into the “Matrix” star at baggage claim in a New York City airport recently.

As Entertainment Tonight reported, a TV producer named Andrew Kimmel witnessed the warm encounter, and in a string of tweets recounted the whole thing.

It seems that after a long flight from London, the young fan approached Reeves asking for an autograph. Reeves, being the cordial star that he is, dashed off his signature, and in the interim the fan used the moment to rattle off a bunch of questions.

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According to Kimmel, Reeves “happily responded” to every single one.

Under a photo of Reeves signing while the fan queries, Kimmel described the exchange.

"Kid: Why were you in London?
KR: Filming a documentary.
Kid: I saw online you were at the Grand Prix (pronouncing the x)
KR: Yes, the Grand Prix (in a French accent, without correcting him). F1! Race cars!
Kid: Do you drive?
KR: Not f1, but I like riding motorcycles."

And it didn’t stop there. The fan wanted to know what Reeves was doing in NYC too, and Kimmel continued to note the exchange.

“Kid: Do you live in NY?
KR: I live in LA.
Kid: How long are you gonna be in New York?
KR: Four days! No… five. Five days!
Kid: Why are you in NY?
KR: Gonna see a broadway show!
Kid: What broadway show?
KR: American Buffalo! Mamet!”

When the fan started running out of questions, Reeves started asking right back!

“Why were you in Europe? What galleries did you go to in Paris? What was your favorite?” asked the star.

Kimmel might’ve been more impressed than the fan, as he concluded in the comments, “[Reeves] could not have been nicer, especially after an international flight. I thought I’d share this because the dude is a class act and little moments like this can make such a big difference in people’s lives. We need more Keanus!”

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If you thought the fan was pretty confident to pepper the "Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” star with all those questions, Kimmel got up some courage too and asked if he could take a photo of the both of them.

“And yes, I geeked out a little and asked for a photo. I mean… had to.”

Admittedly, it’s baggage claim, so not many places to hide. It’s just one more example of the “Speed” actor’s now legendary non-diva attitude he’s shown with fans and fellow peers in the past.

Like the time in 2003 when he gifted all 12 stuntmen who worked with him in the infamous “The Matrix Reloaded” fight scene a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

And last year, after wrapping up "John Wick: Chapter 4," Reeves surprised each member of the stunt crew with individually personalized Rolex Submariner watches as a thank you.


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