His last good act of becoming viral occurred on Wednesday in Slidell, Louisiana, when he visited a fan on his way to a movie set.
Stacey Hunt had heard that Reeves shot the third part of the series "Bill and Ted" franchise just up the street from home. Her 16-year-old son Ethan suggested the family welcome him with a poster in the neighborhood, she told CNN.
A few hours after she had planted the poster in her front yard, a car stopped and a few people got out. You could say weird things were going on in the yard of the Hunts when the group admired the poster.
As Hunt watched from their driveway, she noticed Reeves.
She said she approached him in disbelief. and he asked if he could sign her poster. Not surprisingly, she said yes.
Screenwriter Bill and Ted, Ed Solomon, captured the scene: Reeves squatted in the stifling Louisiana sun and signed "Stacey, you're breathtaking!" in exquisite writing.
Reeves even posed for a picture with Hunt and her sons who came out of the house after shouting that celebrity was in their backyard. Not even a shooting schedule has stopped the Internet's friend ̵
After a few minutes of talking about his new movie and "The Matrix," Hunt said Reeves planted the sign back in the ground, shook hands with the family and left.
Hunt said her family now considers themselves fans forever.
"What you've read about being such a great person with such a big heart is true," she told CNN. "At least, I think that from my few minutes with him."
It is the year of Keanu
And despite his absence on social media, the Internet has quickly adopted beloved Canadians as avatars for the average citizen and of course as memes.
The actor's paparazzi photos even inspired a popular Twitter account dedicated to Reeves, who spent his day from a sandwich alone on a park bench to a tube ride.
The message to the Reeves fans: Be excellent with each other.