Could Keanu Reeves Become ‘Time’ Magazine’s Person of the Year?

Fans are really loving Keanu Reeves. The actor’s fans recently took to social media to comment on how respectful he is when taking pictures with women (he’s been called a “respectful king”). Now the love has been taken one step further, as fans petition for Reeves to be namedTime’s Person of the Year.

The petition to make Keanu Reeves Time’s Person of the Year

Keanu Reeves |Christian Petersen/Getty Images
Keanu Reeves |Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Jackson Beem, a big fan of Keanu Reeves, started a Change.org petition to crown the actor Person of the Year. More than 46,000 people have signed the petition since it was created a few days ago. In the introduction, Beem explains why he started this petition. “Keanu is the most wholesome person alive, make him the person of the year! Keanu has secretly donated millions of his earnings to children’s hospitals and other charities and has done amazing things for people in public while asking for nothing in return,” wrote Beem.

Fans react to the Keanu Reeves Change.org petition

Keanu Reeves at Toy Story event | Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney
Keanu Reeves at Toy Story event | Rich Polk/Getty Images for Disney

Many fans were on board with the unusual petition. In the comments section, fans wrote why they decided to sign. “I wholeheartedly support this petition. Someone as wholesome and good needs to be appreciated in today’s society,” wrote one commenter. She even ended her statement by calling Reeves “breathtaking” and “immortal.”

One common statement made in the comments section is that Reeves is a humble man. Because of this, one fan said he doesn’t think Reeves would even want an award like Time’s Person of the Year. “Even he would be too humble to want something like this, but he definitely deserves it,” said the commenter.

How does Keanu Reeves feel about all the attention?

Keanu Reeves | Michael Tran/FilmMagic
Keanu Reeves | Michael Tran/FilmMagic

This year has been good to Reeves so far. Fans across the globe have expressed deep respect and admiration for him. How is Reeves responding to the sudden attention? During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, he said he was touched by all the fan love. “It’s been really nice and special for me,” he told ET. “How well the John Wick film was received and then also recently with Always Be My Maybe and then being connected with CD Projekt Red. I’ve just had the chance to be working with really cool people and be a part of really cool projects. And so, to be here with Toy Story 4 is a lot of fun.”

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