Keanu Reeves Is a Real-Life Superhero After Helping Fellow Airplane Passengers

Actor was on a flight that was forced to make an emergency landing in Bakersfield, Calif.

By Mike Vulpo Mar 26, 2019 7:01 PMTags
Keanu ReevesGary Gershoff/WireImage

Not all superheroes wear capes—especially at the airport.

Earlier this week, Keanu Reeves found himself on a commercial flight from San Francisco to Southern California. But before he could reach his destination, the plane had to make an emergency landing in Bakersfield, Calif.

Once in the closed airport, passengers waited to find out how they would get transported to Los Angeles.

At the same time, freelance cartoonist Brian Rea decided to document the journey that showcased Keanu in a real-life Speed role.

"So I got on a plane w/ Keanu…He was very pleasant. Took photos, talked about latest project w/ 2 very enthusiastic airline employees. We boarded—He sat 2 rows up. I fell asleep. Then all of a sudden…Our plane w/ Keanu was diverted to Bakersfield," Brian shared. "They just announced we may be taking…a bus."


Celebs on Vacation

Before you think Keanu went all Hollywood on us and demanded special treatment, social media shows a different story.

Instead, the actor asked questions, helped sort out the situation and even gave options to passengers.

In fact, Keanu ultimately opted to take a two-hour van ride to Los Angeles where he read out facts about Bakersfield and played country music with fellow strangers.

"It's population is about 380,000, making it the 9th most popular city in California, and the 52nd most popular city in the nation," Keanu is overheard saying in Brian's Instagram Stories.

And in a true stars are just like us moment, Keanu picked up some Carl's Jr. once he finally got home to sunny Los Angeles.

Gotta love traveling!