Feeling blue? Don’t worry, because Keanu Reeves is here to turn everyone’s frown upside down. A beloved actor with a heart of gold, Reeves became the internet’s darling this month when he made a surprise appearance at this year’s E3 Expo.
Though, did we really need his presence at the Cyberpunk 2077 conference to remind us that Reeves is a god among men? He is, after all, one of the kindest, most honorable actors in all of Hollywood, dedicating himself to noble causes while making everyone's eyes light up in the process. So step aside, Chuck Norris, because Keanu Reeves just overthrew you as king of the internet, and here are 10 memes to prove it.
10 Don’t thank me, thank Newton
Keanu Reeves doesn’t need to be humble. In fact, most people in his position would probably flaunt their celebrity status everywhere they go. But Keanu Reeves is not like most people. So what if he starred in the Matrix? That doesn’t mean he’s somehow better than everyone else. Reeves knows this, which is why he isn’t one to brag too much.
His down to earth nature is more than just a facade, but a genuine part of who he is as a person. That and gravity, of course. Can’t forget about that.
9 No, seriously Norris, give him your crown!
Chuck Norris’ image has really gone downhill in recent years. His status as the internet’s ultimate badass is well past its due date. They may have been funny back in 2006, but all the ‘Chuck Norris Facts’ are all done to death. At least Keanu Reeves is more generous and loving, in addition to being an action superstar whose movies are universally loved, and he still has a long life ahead of him to make more. Unlike Norris who, other than a few Mike Huckabee ads and a cameo in the third Expendables movie, hasn’t been in anything of value for almost thirty years.
8 Welp, I’m a believer now
The writer of this article would’ve gone to Hell had it not been for this picture. Keanu Reeves truly is the second coming. In all seriousness, though, Reeves should play Jesus sometime in his career.
He already has the looks, the humility, and even the water-to-wine powers. Now all we need is to see him walk on water in front of Richard Dawkins and we can put this whole ‘is God real?’ debate behind us.
7 Run Pavel!
The fourth episode of HBO’s Chernobyl was pretty sad, right? With all those pets getting shot, it’s not surprising that John Wick would want to enforce his own brand of canine justice. He is, after all, a man who destroyed an entire criminal enterprise over his dead dog. Any animal lover would surely understand Wick’s rage over the death of his furry friend, so dog harmers be damned!
6 101 Facts Science Still Can’t Explain
The depths of Keanu Reeves’ heart cannot be fathomed. He’s essentially Bob Ross, Mr. Rogers, and Steve Irwin in one breathtaking man. Science has yet to understand how so much empathy and compassion can be collected into one individual, but according to this chart, such a phenomenon is possible. Hopefully, Reeves will continue to use this power for good, because no one wants to see what an evil Keanu looks like.
5 Take My Breath Away
One of Reeves’ most admirable attributes is his ability to give kindness away like candy. It’s not like he’s obligated to do so, he just loves to spread joy around. Even when complimented, he’ll simply use it as an opportunity to make someone else’s life a little better. Good thing Keanu carries a reverse Uno card wherever he goes, so that if someone tries to compliment him, he can return the favor and then some. That said, hopefully, he doesn’t use it so much that everyone starts taking each other’s breath, to the point that the earth runs out of oxygen and everyone suffocates. Though we think Keanu has a backup plan in case something like this ever happens.
4 This meme will never die
Tired of seeing Keanu Reeves on every meme board? Well too bad, because he’s here to stay! Unlike Big Chungus, Keanu isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. If anything, it’s the Grim Reaper who ought to watch himself. That scythe of his is nothing compared to Keanu’s deadly aim.
Reeves ought to try his hand as a security guard in a hospital’s ICU to keep the Grim Reaper at bay for just a little longer. What do we say to the god of death? Drop your weapon and put your hands up!
3 And the Nobel Prize for Literally Everything Goes to
Keanu Reeves is an all around great guy. He can stop bullets in midair, travel back in time, and even give the evilest people alive the heebie-jeebies. Dictators check their closets every night to make sure he’s not hiding there. Vampires tell stories about him around campfires (just look what happened to Dracula when he encountered him for the first time). Even the worst people in history fear that one day, they’ll have to contend with a Keanu from the future. But the best part about Keanu is his ability to make people all warm and gooey inside wherever he goes. He’s like Santa Clause, only better.
2 Crying? I’m not crying…
As is, unfortunately, the case, the kindest of people often live the most painful lives. Keanu Reeves is no exception. Like everyone, he too has seen his fair share of sadness and grief, but when so much horrible stuff hits someone at the same time, it can leave them broken inside. Most people would probably crack under the pressure of such hurt, withdraw from society, and grow bitter and resentful.
But Keanu reverse engineered his pain to help others of all walks of life. He is the dictionary definition of the term “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. Perhaps we can all learn a little from him, and keep our juicers ready.
1 You truly are breathtaking
Keanu Reeves believes in everyone’s potential. Regardless of who you are, where you came from, or what you believe, Reeves knows that you are awesome on the inside. There’s nothing you can do to convince him otherwise, except harming a dog, of course. But for the most part, Reeves loves all humans and animals and is willing to make every single one of them feel special. So give yourself a pat on the back, because Keanu Reeves thinks you deserve it.