Images of Keanu Reeves that show him posing for photos with women without touching them have left his fans dumbfounded.
A Facebook page shared several photographs that show the 54-year-old actor has a pattern of posing with his hand awkwardly hovering behind the person he is standing beside.
Since the hilarious habit was noticed, fans of the Lebanon-born actor have praised him for being mannerly and polite, with some branding him a ‘gentleman’.
The Facebook page, Unprofessional Madman, shared a series of images on Sunday, June 9, that shows the actor posing with a number of different women.
In each photo, the Keanu’s hand can be seen dangling awkwardly behind the women, rather than placed on their backs or shoulders.
And since the post was shared on the social media platform, it has received almost 8,000 likes and over 2,000 comments from fans of the actor.
Many have praised him for not touching the women in the photos, with one Facebook user saying: ‘A true gentleman.’
The person added: ‘All the more reason to praise Keanu Reeves.’
One man commented on the post, saying: ‘The more I discover about him the more I like him.’
Another said the actor is a ‘gift from God’, while one woman simply said: ‘Keanu Reeves is a real gentleman.’
Other fans of the actor have stated that they believe he purposely doesn’t place his hands on the people he takes photos with in order to ‘avoid accusations’ of inappropriate behavior.
One Facebook user said: ‘He’s being smart because he knows he’ll be targeted by sexist and feminist people.
‘They’ll come up with the stupidest questions like, “Oh wow why is he holding her hips?”‘ he added.
‘More than anything else these pictures make me sad,’ another user said. ‘The fact that he has to do this to protect himself shows the state of the morality and reason in the society.’
The images were also shared on Twitter in a viral tweet by user @KemziLinzi, who said: ‘Lol Keanu ain’t taking no chances.’
‘He’s smart. I take my pictures like that also now,’ one man said.
‘Better to be safe than sorry,’ he added.
However, others shut down the theory that he doesn’t touch people in order to avoid such allegations, saying that he is simply being polite.
One user said he doesn’t think the actor’s choice to not place his hands on people for photographs is solely to respect the person’s space.
He said: ‘I don’t think embracing someone asking to take a picture with you is disrespectful, in theory.
‘But choosing to still respect their personal space is smart because it is thoughtful,’ he added.
In response, one woman said: ‘That’s how I’m reading it to – respecting their personal space.
‘I don’t think he’s reacting to the Me Too movement. That’s just how he is. Plus he’s a Virgo so he could slightly germaphobic lol,’ she added.
Another said: ‘I’ve seen a couple people comment “it’s sad it has to be like this”, what’s actually sad is the obsession we have with touching women at any given moment.
‘He’s just being respectful of others bodies *what a concept*,’ she added.