“Keanu Reeves just held the door for me,” said ANIMAL’s intern as he arrived today. I darted down the stairs of our Soho building and sure enough, there was Neo, just chilling on his cell phone, smoking a cigarette out on Broadway. He’s rumored to be a courteous subway rider and all-around nice guy, so I struck up a conversation with him about street art and graffiti. I told him that I couldn’t believe him being a nice guy wasn’t bullshit. Being polite, he laughed.

I asked him if I could take a photo. He asked if I wanted a selfie. I told him that I preferred a posed shot. So he posed (picture above).

A crowd quickly formed and a bunch of people did exactly what I did. Without hesitation, he obliged, because he’s the nicest fucking person in the world.

Neo, the world's nicest guy. Soho #KeanuReeves

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