9-Year-Old Boy Asks Keanu Reeves to Play Catch With Him, His Reaction Is Adorable

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9 months ago

There’s a reason why Keanu Reeves is known as the most humble celebrity in Hollywood. A little boy saw Keanu Reeves in the street and asked him to play with him. Keanu’s reaction to the kid’s request is the sweetest thing you’ll see all day.

A surprise meeting

For one young boy, a simple game of catch turned into a remarkable memory, all because of the unexpected playmate he had. In a recent visit to Houston, renowned actor and musician Keanu Reeves found time in his busy schedule to share a few moments playing catch with 9-year-old Elijah and posing for a photo with his brother.

It was all thanks to the boys’ grandma.

Elijah’s grandmother, Annette Cruz, has a knack for being where the stars are. She compares her passion for encountering celebrities to fishing, where the catch is the chance to meet famous personalities. Over the years, she has had the privilege of meeting more than 100 celebrities, including notable figures like Kevin Hart, Jeremy Renner, and Post Malone.

Her fascination with celebrity encounters led her to try her luck once more, this time to catch a glimpse of the iconic John Wick actor, Keanu Reeves. Accompanied by her grandsons, she patiently waited for Reeves and his band to arrive at the House of Blues, even though the boys weren’t initially familiar with the actor.

A game that they will remember forever.

When Keanu Reeves finally made his entrance, Caleb, Elijah’s older brother, was taken aback by his appearance. Reeves’ long, white hair surprised the young boy. However, their objective was clear: to obtain his autograph and something more.

Elijah, full of enthusiasm, approached Keanu Reeves and not only requested his signature but also something extraordinary — a game of catch. Though Reeves initially mumbled a response, Elijah persisted, and the superstar, with a smile, agreed to play catch.

For the next 30 seconds, a famous actor and a young boy played catch together. Elijah, awed by the experience, described it as the best half a minute of his life. The simple act of throwing a football with a Hollywood icon left a lasting impression on him.

Keanu praised and encouraged the little boy.

Keanu Reeves himself was impressed by Elijah’s throw, commenting, “He’s got a great spiral.” Annette Cruz, Elijah’s grandmother, expressed her amazement and noted, “That’s a day he’s always going to remember.” Though Caleb didn’t join in the game of catch, he had his special moment when he and the Speed hero posed for a selfie.

These unforgettable moments are etched in the memory of the young brothers, and the football used in their impromptu game of catch will remain a treasured keepsake. “This is the football I threw with him,” Elijah declared proudly, “I’m keeping it forever and ever.”

Keanu is a rock star, quite literally.

Since 2002, Keanu has been the bassist for the band Dogstar. Notably, the band had the unique opportunity to open for the legendary David Bowie, adding a significant feather to their musical cap. Over the past two decades, Dogstar has been on and off, followed by hiatuses. However, recently, the band reconvened and released their latest album titled Somewhere Between the Power Lines and Palm Trees.

The band’s reunion and the release of their newest album generated an enormous buzz, and this was evident when tickets for their live performance went on sale. The excitement was palpable as fans, ranging from teenagers to middle-aged rock enthusiasts, eagerly purchased tickets. The show, held at the historic New Haven venue, witnessed an almost immediate sold-out status. Although Keanu Reeves did not take center stage with spoken words, his presence exuded a charisma that held the audience captive. The show went on for 70 minutes, where the band played most of the songs from their new album.

For more facts about Keanu, check out this article.

Preview photo credit Annette Cruz / News19

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