One of the nicer movie stars is Keanu Reeves. Not because it’s a career PR boost, he generously donating to charity out of the kindness of his heart.
You’ll be surely surprise of Keanu’s generosity as he’s been funding children’s hospitals on the quiet for years.
Even though the star of The Matrix and John Wick runs a private charitable foundation that looks to help positive endeavors like cancer research and kids’ hospital wards he’d hardly told anyone as it’s not something to brag about or anything.
Keanu said in a Ladies Home Journal article from 2009, according to Snopes that, “I have a private foundation that’s been running for five or six years, and it helps aid a couple of children’s hospitals and cancer research.”
“I don’t like to attach my name to it, I just let the foundation do what it does.”
Keanu helps the people who suffer from cancer as his sister Kim was diagnosed with leukemia in the 1990s before it went into remission. But he didn’t tell this with anyone.
He is a very nice gut as he even found to sit down and take calls from the public during charity telethons to help raise funds to beat the disease.
“Public efforts found him manning the phones at a Stand Up to Cancer telethon in 2008,” the List wrote. “Stars like Reeves generously gave their time and used their star power to encourage fans to become callers, donors and participants in the efforts to heal cancer.”
Cancer research is a very expensive fund, but rather than shooting bad movies for money, Keanu lend his fame to raise awareness.
Keanu also donates to other charities, such as SCORE (Spinal Cord Opportunities for Rehabilitation Endowment), a charity founded in support of hockey players with spinal injuries.
Reeves was even seen in net at a fundraiser for the charity, acting out his childhood dream of playing pro hockey according to the List. But he wasn’t called ‘The Wall’ in high school for nothing.
Keanu bought his mum a house, bought Harley Davidsons for stunt crews on The Matrix, and taking pay cuts so that films could hire other actors, as he did for Al Pacino in The Devil’s Advocate.
Here is another reason to love Keanu.
Last month it was revealed that the action star has also landed a part in the upcoming Toy Story 4 movie.
“New guys are in it. Keanu Reeves has got a great part in it. Inside story, even the fun, gentle guy that he is, even he said, ‘This sounds too much like Buzz Lightyear’ said speaking on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Tim Allen – Buzz Lightyear to you and me.
“And his character does have an edge to that.”
Without a doubt Keanu Reeves is one of the best guys in Hollywood.