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12 photos of Keanu Reeves that prove he's exactly what the world needs right now.

Keanu Reeves is having a moment.

He’s having such a big moment that people are noticing all the little things he does.

Like the fact he never touches women when he’s in a photo with them. He keeps his distance, making sure they have their personal space.

His hands are either hovering in thin air behind the woman, or firmly in his pockets.

While it might transport you back to your awkward date at the year 10 formal, it’s clearly a sign of immense respect for women.

Let’s just say if Keanu was moving past you in a bar, he wouldn’t unnecessarily touch your lower back to get past.

Last week twitter user Kemoy Lindsay blessed us with the photos of Keanu.

The people of Twitter are praising The Matrix actor, obviously.

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But it wasn’t just in his fan photos that Keanu was all hands off. A quick analysis of available images of the Beirut born actor proves it’s the rule, not the exception.

Now that's a flat palm. Image: Getty.
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No touchy. Image: Getty.
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Not even a hover hand. Just a freelance hand. Image: Getty.
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Hands where we can see em. Image: Getty.
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Ooop, there it is. Image: Getty.
Hovering times two. Image: Getty.
Hovering. Image: Getty.
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Leave space for Jesus. Image: Getty.

Without a PR man or news camera in sight, the 54-year-old has proven himself to be the kind of nice guy that actively goes out of his own way (or into his own pocket) to make women's lives easier, but not just in the wake of the #metoo movement.

In 2001, The Wall Street Journal reported that Reeves had taken a multi-million dollar pay cut for The Matrix sequels, so the franchise's talented makeup and special effects artists (many of whom were women) could earn more.

Now we kind of wish Keanu was our year 10 formal date.

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