The crowd at Microsoft's Xbox E3 gaming conference was thrilled to hear that Keanu Reeves would be starring in CD Projekt's highly anticipated game Cyberpunk 2077, especially since he made a surprise appearance on stage to make the announcement himself. And the fun didn't stop there: One audience member's shouted comment sparked a line from Reeves that, for many who witnessed it or watched the video of it, was the icing on the entire convention.
For the fan who followed his impulse to call out "You're breathtaking!" at Reeves, it's definitely paid off. Not only did the actor return the compliment and multiply it to include everyone else, but CD Projekt has taken note of the viral tweet about the incident and offered a free Collector's Edition of Cyberpunk 2077, as reported by Eurogamer.
And it got you a free #Cyberpunk2077 Collector’s Edition on top! Check your DMs.— Cyberpunk 2077 (@CyberpunkGame) June 10, 2019
The lucky E3 attendee, now known as Peter "Breathtaking" Sark, is an LA-based YouTuber with a focus on Xbox games. His spontaneous exchange with Reeves has inspired a flurry of memes, most of which are celebrating the wholesome mood of the moment.
Reeves, who has played a number of major cinematic roles including Neo of the iconic Matrix trilogy and the title character of the John Wick series, has become known for his charitable acts and kindhearted character in addition to his extensive and diverse filmography. He's also no stranger to mixing a little innocent fun in with his dark action hero history -- for instance, he'll be voicing Duke Caboom in the upcoming Toy Story 4.
Cyberpunk 2077 releases April 16, 2020 on PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game stars Keanu Reeves.