When a routine flight to Burbank, California, needed to make an emergency landing, passengers had no idea when they’d arrive home. Furthermore, they didn’t know that a Keanu Reeves, a megastar, sat on the flight with them. Ultimately, Reeves decided to take care of the passengers, getting them home his way. Afterward, the passengers shared their experiences online and the story went viral. Read on to find out more…
The Emergency Landing
In late March, a regular United Airlines charter flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles took off. However, a hundred miles before reaching its destination, the plane needed to make an emergency landing in Bakersfield, California. Obviously, passengers were incredibly upset by the news. Let’s face it, plane diversions are never fun. Furthermore, pilots and flight attendants had no idea when the passengers would arrive home. After arriving in Bakersfield, they waited for more news, hoping to board another plane to their final destination.
However, passengers never thought this emergency landing would earn them a once in a lifetime meeting with a Hollywood star. One of the kindest, most humble actors on the planet sat on the plane with them…
Road Trip With Keanu Reeves
Unbeknownst to most passengers, Keanu Reeves sat on the very same flight. And, just like everyone else, he had to wait in the middle of nowhere. After a bit of waiting, Reeves decided to order a minibus so all passengers could head to Burbank, their final destination. The Matrix star paid for the entire thing, even though he could’ve easily paid for a private chauffeur just for himself (or a private jet to begin with).
On the way to L.A., Reeves entertained the crowd with Bakersfield and Los Angeles trivia. After arriving safely, passengers said the actor turned to the woman sitting next to him and told her it was a pleasure to meet her. He then proceeded to eat at Carl’s Jr, a fast-food restaurant. Stars – they’re just like us!
Reeves’ fellow passengers shared their story online, which quickly went viral. They talked about how sweet and down to Earth Reeves is, and how he made this uncomfortable experience extremely fun.
Another fellow passenger took to Instagram to share the story, but also encourage others to do some good. She wrote, “Hey everyone – There’s been a lot of attention about a recent story I posted about an adventure on a minibus with one of the great humanitarians (and fav actors) of our time. I don’t have anything to add other than that all the passengers were incredibly kind and lovely people, including the folks who took care of us in Bakersfield, CA.”
Perhaps though, with all this attention we can do some good. In the spirit of what a generous person Keanu Reeves is, take a look at this website, which lists of few of his favorite charities. Maybe the spirit of giving will also influence you!