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Keanu Reeves's sweet and generous gift to Matrix crew members revealed

The 57-year-old Canadian star is well known for his kindness

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Zachary Harper
Digital Director for Hello! CanadaToronto
11 January 2022
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Keanu Reeves wanted a way to give back to his stunt team, crew and friends when The Matrix Resurrections opened last month in San Francisco. So he did something incredibly generous: He got them all an all-expenses paid trip to the premiere. 

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The 57-year-old shelled out all the money for flights and hotels, making sure the stunt workers, crew and those who helped him on set during the sequel's filming were accommodated on private jets and with swanky rooms, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The publication reports he also bought them premiere tickets and even set up a brunch for the next day. 

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"He flew a bunch of us up here," Chad Stahelski, the director of the John Wick movies, told the publication as he walked the red carpet.

"He's incredibly generous. In the audience tonight will be so many people that helped him, from his martial art trainers to jiu-jitsu trainers to hair and makeup to his stunt crew. He makes sure that his friends and family are here. He's epic."

Keanu also reportedly got the stunt team on the Matrix Reloaded crew their own Harley-Davidson motorcycles, and was also said to have bought those who worked on John Wick: Chapter 4's extra luxurious Rolex Submariner watches, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (If you're wondering what the latter retail for, they start at $10,500.)

Carrie Anne Moss, Lana Wachowski and Keanu Reeves

Keanu with Matrix co-star Carrie-Anne Moss, left, and director Lana Wachowski, centre. Photo: © Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images

"Yeah, it's great to be able to share our experiences and lives together," the action legend said when The Hollywood Reporter asked him about his kindness. 

Keanu is, of course, known for giving back. He runs the Keanu Reeves Children Foundation, which helps kids in the United States who are dealing with challenges such as poverty. He previously ran a similar foundation that didn't have his name connected with it, and has also donated to cancer research. 

He's also wonderful to his fans. In 2001, he bought ice cream in Australia just so he could sign the receipt for James Dator, who worked in a movie theatre as a teenager at the time. He's also been seen doing simple, every day things, such as giving up his seat on the New York subway for those who are carrying heavy loads. You can see him doing just that in the video above. 

We're happy to hear about this act of kindness from Keanu, and would expect nothing less from him!

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