Keanu Reeves praised for what he does with his hands when taking photos with fans

Keanu Reeves has been praised for his habit of 'hover hands' when taking photos with female fans and celebrities.

A Twitter user posted a series of photos that highlighted the John Wick actor's hand placement, just shy of actually making contact with the women posing with him, including Dolly Parton.

"Lol Keanu ain't taking no chances," the tweet read, sparking a raft of appreciative responses. Some fans offered that in the #MeToo era, the Hollywood icon was simply protecting his reputation.

"He's respectful. This should be how it's done unless ya know the woman doesn't mind being touched. Keanu should inspire us all," one Twitter user wrote.

"Keanu has spoken about how his mother imparted English manners that he has maintained into adulthood.  This is not just self-preservation, this is actually what having manners looks like," said another.

One fan suggested that rather than an attempt to avoid any misunderstandings about his intentions, Reeves has a presence that simply negates the need for physical contact.

"Keanu has the amazing power to make you feel hugged without ever having touched you."

The Matrix star has yet to publicly comment on his hover hands.