And Now, A Young Keanu Reeves At A Teddy Bear Convention Because Sure

You probably thought that Canada's sweetheart, Keanu Reeves, notable philanthropist, and alleged VERY nice guy probably couldn't get more wholesome. Well, today, dear Cracked readers, I am here to prove you entirely wrong.  In honor of National Teddy Bear Day last week, Canadian broadcasting station, CBC, shared some unBEARably cute footage of a young Keanu covering the first-ever Canadian International Teddy Bear Convention, around 1984. 

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Throughout the clip, Keanu, who was a correspondent for the network's Going Great children's TV series, flexes his impressive investigative journalism skills, asking hard-hitting questions like "Why are all the bear's first names Teddy?" and inquiring about the stuffed animal's educational history (for reference, he is a Paws Preparatory alumnus).

The young actor, who was around 20 years old in the video, even took a moment to speak with one of the event's guests of honor --- a sunglasses-clad teddy bear. "I've been looking all over for you," the young actor said, matching his interviewee in a pair of white sunnies. "We gotta go down to the bears-only cafe and talk 'bears-ness.' Listen, you know that bears necessity contest? We've got problems. So listen, we'll go down. We'll talk business, and hey, everything will be okay. I love this guy," Keanu added before kissing the teddy on his ear, his sweet, existential reassurance sparking envy in nearly every viewer in 2020.

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Yet not all of his teddy interactions were as sugary sweet --- one was almost GRISLY. Towards the end of the video, the future Bill and Ted actor is nearly mauled in a hug by a large fluffy Teddy. "You're not a bear!" He yelled out, contributing to the PANDAmonium, before falling to the ground. 

Considering the course of this year, I'll take any drop of wholesome content I can find. For more ridiculous early roles, here's Vin Diesel barking to no one in particular about Street Sharks and Matthew Dillon mumbling his way through a documentary on roller coasters.

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