Keanu Reeves has quietly been financing children's hospitals
Keanu Reeves is having a bit of a moment of late. Last week, it was reported that Hollywood's favourite actor was lonely, and not enjoying being single.
When asked about his romantic life in an interview with Malaysia's Star2.com, Reeves allegedly responded "You know, I’m the lonely guy [...] I don’t have anyone in my life. But if it does occur, I would respect and love the other person; hopefully it’ll happen for me."
Naturally, the internet proceeded to metaphorically slide into the actor's DMs - but as it transpires - the interview was conjecture. "This interview did not happen," Reeves' representative has since told the press. "This was pieced together from several interviews and the majority of these questions were not asked nor answered. They are fabricated."
And now - as if we needed more reasons to love Keanu - it turns out that he has quietly been financing children's hospitals.
Per Snopes, back in 2009, the actor told the Ladies’ Home Journal: "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."
The 54-year-old has also donated to SCORE - Spinal Cord Opportunities for Rehabilitation Endowment - which is a charity founded after a UCLA hockey player's spinal cord was crushed in a game. Oh and he was spotted manning the phones at a Stand Up to Cancer telethon in 2008.
How sweet, right? But this is not the only story of Keanu's generosity. In recent weeks, the internet has been flooded with tales of his kindness.
One person took to Reddit, writing:
"Back in the late 90s and fresh out of college I got my first job as an assistant prop designer on the set of Chain Reaction (Keanu was a supporting actor with Morgan Freeman). Since then, I’ve worked on about 30 different sets and have never met an actor as generous and friendly as him. Most actors I’ve seen and worked with are total [expletive] who always think they are better than us. Keanu on the other hand, at the very least, was socially approachable and definitely kindhearted."
And this all makes sense because Keanu has previously admitted that he doesn't equate money with happiness. "For me, I guess I don’t connect the enjoyment and the money,” he told the New York Post in an interview. "I work on a part and hopefully realize a part, and make good films. Some of the successes I’ve had I’m grateful for, because it creates other opportunities. [The way] I look at it is I get to act again."