There are over 50,000 homeless people in Los Angeles county, making homelessness in general a huge problem. Most give them some change, and many ignore them, or even treat them like subhumans. But most people aren’t Keanu Reeves.
In September of 1997 Keanu Reeves, who now has millions of dollars, decided to spend a West Hollywood morning with a homeless man, talking, sharing and treating him as an equal. Not recoiling in disgust at the man’s belongings is one thing, but sharing, conversing and really spending some time sitting down with the less fortunate isn’t something that people usually do while in the United States and not part of a program.
Most celebrities will travel the world to do this, or wait until a charity they’re working for is sponsoring an event of some kind.
Keanu simply lives what he believes and doesn’t need any of this in order to be giving, kind and just generally awesome.
These photos are a prime example of why he’s the perfect example of what any of us should act like should we ever happen upon hundreds of millions of dollars.
(thanx to the amazing vk.com Keanu Russian Club for the pictures)
Alice in Chains, 1987 promo shot.
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