Before He Was John Wick, Keanu Reeves Was a Teddy Bear Reporter for the CBC

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Before they made it big, many celebrities found work sweeping floors, stocking shelves, and waiting tables. Keanu Reeves had one of the most unusual (and fitting) early jobs of any star: Teddy bear interviewer.

The video below, spotted by Nerdist, shows a young Keanu Reeves covering a teddy bear convention in 1984. Prior to his breakout performance in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), the Canadian actor was a correspondent for the CBC kids news show Going Great. His responsibilities including covering such hard-hitting current events as the first Canadian International Teddy Bear Convention.

CBC shared the clip to Twitter in honor of National Teddy Bear Day on September 9. For Keanu fans, the footage is everything they could want: In it, the star interviews teddy bear enthusiasts, banters with stuffed animals, and is generally charming throughout.

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[h/t Nerdist]