A fan — and very smart person — started a petition online urging Time Magazine to name Canadian actor Keanu Reeves as its Person of the Year.
The illustrious title has been awarded since 1927 and has often gone to U.S. presidents and world leaders, including dictators and popes.
Most recently, the magazine named “The Guardians” their people of the year — the journalists who are persecuted for their work, like slain Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi.
“Keanu is the most wholesome person alive,” Jackson Beem wrote on the change.org petition. “He has secretly donated millions of his earnings to children’s hospitals and other charities, and has done amazing things for people in public while ask for nothing in return.”
The campaign started by asking for 10,000 signatures, but as it has gained traction, the goal has become more lofty. In two weeks, it garnered the support of 140,000 people. The petition is now just 10,000 short of its new goal, 150,000 signatures.
Time Magazine usually names its Person of the Year in December.
You can see Keanu Reeves in the latest John Wick film. And you can hear him in Toy Story 4 as Duke Caboom, an Evil Knievel-type stuntman from Canada bursting with national pride.