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Keanu Reeves was asked what happens "after we die." His answer is blowing everyone's minds.

If you struggle with the knowledge that one day you will die, and the idea of a future full of 3d-printed hearts isn't doing much to quell your fears, here are some words of wisdom from someone we all know and trust: Keanu Reeves.

While on Colbert promoting his latest movie — the third in a series about not disrespecting animals — the guy who originated the role of one of the chillest dudes around got asked about what happens to all of us after we die.


You'd expect a fun celeb answer. Maybe a touching one about meeting loved ones or a glib "god, I hope they don't make me watch my entire life over. Have you seen 'Sweet November'?" But that's not what happened. Instead, Reeves said something profoundly simple "I know that the ones who love us will miss us."

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Some points of order:

  1. This dude's so humble and cool and diplomatic.
  2. Oh my god, he literally just called out all of us who lay in bed awake at night wondering how the earth could ever continue spinning without us instead of thinking of those that we're leaving behind. Guess it's time to restructure that narcissistic thinking just a lil' bit.

Of course, this little nugget of inspiration wasn't going to pass without blowing all our minds.

What a lovely reminder that we should all try and live meaningful lives that are not only authentic, but worthy of the loved ones we're leaving behind. That's real heavy. And also really light. Actually, I'm just going to take the rest   of the afternoon off to think about it. Thanks, Keanu!

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Teacher of the year explains why he's leaving district in unforgettable 3-minute speech

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Tea time: how this boutique blends cultures from around the world

Ethically sourced, modern clothes for kids that embrace adventure, inspire connections and global thinking.

The Tea Collection combines philanthropic efforts with a deep rooted sense of multiculturalism into each of their designs so that kids can grow up with global sensibilities. They make clothes built to last with practicality and adventure in mind. But why "Tea"?

Let's spill it. Tea is a drink shared around the world with people from all different cultures. It is a common thread that weaves the world together. The Tea Collection was born from a love of travel and a love of sharing tea with different people in different places. Inspired by patterns from around the world, these clothes help children develop a familiarity with global communities.

Tea sources their materials ethically and ensures that each of their partners abide to strict codes of conduct. They have a zero-tolerance policy for anything "even slightly questionable" and make sure that they regularly visit their manufacturing partners to ensure that they're supporting positive working conditions.

Since 2003, The Tea Collection has partnered with the Global Fund for Children and has invested in different grassroots organizations that create community empowered programs to uplift kids in need. They donate 10% of their proceeds and have already contributed over $500,000 to different organizations such as: The Homeless Prenatal Program (San Francisco, CA, USA), Door of Faith Orphanage (Baja California, Mexico), Little Sisters Fund (Nepal) and others in Peru, Sri Lanka, India, Italy and Haiti.

But the best part about the Tea Collection? They're also an official member of the Kidizen Rewear Collective, which believes that clothes should stretch far beyond one child's use. They have their own external site for their preloved clothes that makes rewearing affordable. Families can trade in gently used Tea clothes and receive discounts for future products. Shopping the site helps keep clothes out of land fills and reduces the environmental impact of the fashion industry.

By creating heirloom style clothing made to last families can buy, sell, and trade clothes that can be reworn again and again. Because "new to you" doesn't always have to mean never been worn. And let's be honest, we all know how fast kids grow! Shopping preloved clothes is a great way to keep styles fresh without harming the environment or feeling guilty about not getting the most out of certain styles.

But don't just take our word for it! Head over to the Tea Collection and see for yourself!

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