Keanu Reeves and Suki Waterhouse at the 2017 premiere of Neon's "The Bad Batch."
  • A tweet about Keanu Reeves recently went viral after fans noticed a pattern in multiple photos of him.
  • It appears that Reeves prefers not to hold women when he takes photos with them - including female fans and fellow celebrities, like Dolly Parton.
  • "Lol Keanu ain't taking no chances," the viral tweet says.
  • Fans have celebrated the photos as evidence that Reeves is respectful of women.
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Keanu Reeves recently became a trending topic on Twitter after fans noticed a particularly endearing photo-taking habit.

"Lol Keanu ain't taking no chances," Twitter user @KemziLinzi wrote, alongside four photos that show Reeves' hand hovering above the waists and arms of multiple women, including female fans and fellow celebrity Dolly Parton.

The tweet quickly went viral and currently has more than 300,000 likes.

Fans have celebrated the photos as evidence that Reeves is respectful of women.

Even some of the tweet's replies have gone semi-viral, racking up thousands of likes.

Some, however, saw the habit as a strategy to avoid any accusations of inappropriate behaviour - sometimes seen as a negative symptom of the #MeToo movement - although false allegations of sexual misconduct are very rare.

Many Twitter users have rejected this narrative, pointing out that a man can be respectful of women's bodies and personal space without chalking it up to paranoia.

Others have noted that the practice, sometimes called "manner hands" or "hover hands," is a sign of respect in Korea. Reeves self-identifies as an Asian American and person of colour, thanks to his Chinese heritage.

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