Stranded 100 miles from where they needed to be, passengers on a United Airlines flight might have anticipated an aggravating journey home.
But the unexpected company of actor Keanu Reeves turned their road trip into a most excellent adventure.
Keanu Reeves might be the greatest argument in favor of human cloning. This man needs to be preserved for future generations.
On screen, Reeves might be your average international superstar, but off-screen he seems to be anything but. While most know the 54-year-old actor for his body of work, the legends surrounding real life encounters with the John Wick star are slowly outgrowing his Hollywood fame.
The latest involves a group of stranded airline passengers traveling from San Francisco to Burbank, California. When their United Airlines flight was diverted to Bakersfield for an emergency landing passengers were left stranded 100 miles from their destination.
Amidst the group of grounded travelers was Reeves, who, like everyone else, was now stuck in an empty Bakersfield airport looking for a way to get home.
But instead of being bothered by the delay or arranging private transport home, Reeves decided to make the most out of the situation and lead his fellow passengers on an epic road trip.
Even though it was Keanu, the story might have been too incredible to believe on it's own.
Fortunately fans were there to document the entire adventure.
THIS ENTIRE IG STORY ABOUT KEANU IS *italian chef’s kiss* PERFECTION ⭐️ https://t.co/3rgPTkc3GV— Ari Saperstein (@Ari Saperstein)1553447107.0
When the plane was grounded, passengers found themselves in an empty Bakersfield airport 100 miles from Burbank.
So Reeves stepped up, talking with the airline and letting others now what was going on with their luggage and travel arrangements.
Many opted for a courtesy bus offered by the airline to take them on the last leg of the trip.
As everyone waited for the bus Keanu offered to take pictures with fans.
That time when your flight out from #GDC almost crashes and you have to emergency land in a remote airport but at l… https://t.co/u95WgKnJdO— Amir Blum [Unboxed] (@Amir Blum [Unboxed])1553391237.0
I mean, near death experience followed by fans annoying you for pictures. Doesn’t get much worse.— Amir Blum [Unboxed] (@Amir Blum [Unboxed])1553391346.0
No joke #KeanuReeves https://t.co/Dcm3AsEyfS— Alexa (@Alexa)1553577909.0
Btw did I mention that HE asked ME if I'd like to take a picture. I took the pic for someone else, and when I hande… https://t.co/KEffRTwzOT— Alexa (@Alexa)1553705774.0
During the bus ride back to Burbank, Keanu entertained his travel companions with facts about Bakersfield.
He then played music from local artists through Youtube on his phone.
At the end of their journey, Keanu said goodbye to his travel partners, saying it was a "pleasure to meet you."
Then this hero walked off alone to get some food at a Carl's Jr (insert sunset here).
@keanusgf celebrities, they're just like us! https://t.co/RCzeQkACyi— crysta timmerman (@crysta timmerman)1553527001.0
The moral of the story?
If you are going to get stuck on a bus with anyone, make damn sure sure it's Keanu Reeves.
@keanusgf He should feel right at home on a bus https://t.co/Xb1uuRkjdi— 𝙴𝚍𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝚅𝚊𝚕𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚘 (@𝙴𝚍𝚠𝚊𝚛𝚍 𝚅𝚊𝚕𝚎𝚗𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚘)1553525756.0
@keanusgf Stranded on a bus with Keanu Reeves? God I wish that were me.— jessica✨ (@jessica✨)1553497224.0
@keanusgf Now he just needs to make sure the bus never goes slower than 50 mph.— Richard Feren (@Richard Feren)1553554427.0
Had it been any other celebrity the implausible adventure might have been too wild to believe.
But the legends of Keanu's down-to-earth kindness and approachability seem to get bigger every year.
@keanusgf https://t.co/5zuT5Yk5I0— blue jean (@blue jean)1553442662.0
@keanusgf He donates most of his salary and rides the subway while in New York. One of a kind really. He’s excellen… https://t.co/t1T73hl7Zh— Paulina Plazas (@Paulina Plazas)1553522887.0
@keanusgf HOW does this man get better every year. HOWWW?!!!— Knot Normani Unfortunately (@Knot Normani Unfortunately)1553553106.0
@keanusgf Man what a nice dude. https://t.co/zaw92dmYiW— Trying my best (@Trying my best)1553514163.0
Forget about action heroes!
For his next movie, Keanu should be starring as himself!
And if you're in the mood for another excellent adventure with Keanu Reeves, you're in luck. Reeves and his co-star Alex Winters announced a sequel to the film that made Reeves a household name is in the works. The next Bill and Ted installment is set to debut in 2020!
@aPaulineR @CalamiKitty @keanusgf https://t.co/bLo8gibwm0— Kanek Boy (@Kanek Boy)1553683087.0