A story about Keanu Reeves buying an ice cream just so he could autograph the receipt for a young fan has gone viral. And now others are sharing their own touching experiences with the actor.

Jordan Strauss/Invision/APConfirmed: Keanu Reeves is a nice guy.
  • On Friday, SBNation.com writer James Dator shared a heartwarming encounter he once had with “John Wick 3” star Keanu Reeves.
  • Reeves once visited the movie theatre where Dator worked as a teenager, the writer said on Twitter. Starstruck Dator offered Reeves a discounted ticket, but the star declined.
  • However, Reeves went on to purchase an ice cream cone from the concessions stand, and signed his name on the back of the receipt for his young fan.
  • Now other fans are also sharing their touching experiences with Reeves.
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A heartwarming story about “John Wick 3” star Keanu Reeves is making the rounds on the internet, and fans are having a field day sharing their own positive experiences with the actor.

SBNation.com writer and producer James Dator took to Twitter on Friday to share the touching experience he had with Reeves while working at a movie theatre as a teenager.

It was 2001, and Dator was working the box office of a movie theatre in Sydney. One quiet Wednesday morning, a man dressed in a leather jacket and an equestrian helmet approached the box office – and Dator quickly realised that it was Reeves.

The actor was trying to buy a ticket for “From Hell” (a 2001 horror/mystery film starring Johnny Depp), according to Dator.

“I’m so f—ing star struck [sic] I do what any sensible 16-year-old does and tell him I’d like to give him my employee discount,” Dator tweeted. “This means he needs to sign my sheet and therefore I have his autograph.”

Unfortunately for Dator, Reeves was a bit confused by his offer.

“I don’t work here,” Dator recalled the star pointing out. So Dator just decided to charge him the normal price, but was “kicking [him]self” for not getting Reeves’ autograph.

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However, things began to look up for the young Keanu Reeves fan.

“2 minutes later there’s a knock on the door behind me that leads into the box office,” Dator tweeted. “I assume it’s my manager. It’s Keanu.”

“‘I realised you probably wanted my autograph,'” Dator remembers the star telling him. “‘So I signed this.’ He hands me a receipt from the concessions stand that he signed on the back. He then casually throws an ice cream in the trash can and sees his movie.”

Only later did Dator realise that Reeves “bought an ice cream cone he didn’t want, just to get receipt paper so he could scribble his autograph for a 16-year-old idiot.”

Dator’s Twitter thread about his experience quickly went viral, with other fans also sharing their own positive interactions with the “John Wick 3” star.

In addition to being an all-around good guy, these tweets prove that Reeves is also one of the internet’s favourite celebrities.

The only sad part of the story? Dator appears to have lost the receipt with Reeves’ autograph.

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