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On Saturday, actor Keanu Reeves returned to his "Speed" days. He got on a bus with fellow travelers stranded in the Central Valley after their flight had made an unexpected landing.
Reeves was one of dozens of passengers on a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Burbank, California, who had to make an emergency landing in Bakersfield.
The chivalry of the actor already began before the unexpected landing:
"He was very pleasant.I took pictures, talked about the last project with very enthusiastic airline employees.We got together – he put two rows fell asleep "Brian Rea wrote on social media. Rea, who illustrated the popular New York Times column "Modern Love," recorded the journey in a series of Instagram stories.
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The plane went to Bakersfield Airport, Reeves – a regular guy he is – got off like the rest of the passengers and hung in the Close to the dinky airport to await further instructions from the airline.
Another assignment turned out to be written on a bus, which would take the weary travelers from Bakersfield to Burbank, an hour and a half's drive.
"We could take a bus with Keanu … He has decided to stay and wait," Rea wrote in his impromptu travel journal.
That's exactly what happened – and then a lot more. According to social media reports, Reeves jokingly read facts about Bakersfield and then played some country music in the city. He even got off at Carl's Jr. to have a snack.
One hundred miles later, the bus with Keanu reached its final destination.
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"There are no dramatic farewells," Rea reported, "though there was a brief, ridiculous pause in which we did not know how So we just shook hands and [said] had a good meeting + drive with you. & # 39; Then we went our separate ways. "
" And sometimes, "continued Rea," that's it Life. "
This is not the first time that Reeves has campaigned for fans of the Bay Area. In 2018, the actor took a photo of a newlywed couple in a bar in Santa Cruz.
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