Keanu Reeves surrounded by puppies during quiz game against Jimmy Fallon

Keanu Reeves was surrounded by puppies during a recent interview (Picture: Todd Owyoung/NBC via Getty Images)

Keanu Reeves might moonlight as feared hitman John Wick, but he was looking anything but menacing when being covered in puppies during a recent interview.

On Thursday, the actor was appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to promote the latest instalment in his franchise when he agreed to take part in the aptly named Pup Quiz.

The rules were pretty simple – Keanu and Jimmy each had to answer a question and if correct, they would get a golden retriever puppy to cuddle.

However, if they gave an incorrect answer, the puppy would be taken away and given to their opponent.

Whoever had the most puppies at the end would be declared the winner.

The first question put to Keanu was: ‘What is the only species of reptile native to Ireland?’

The golden retriever’s were clearly a fan of the actor as well (Picture: Todd Owyoung/NBC via Getty Images)

The actor immediately groaned and said he was going to be ‘terrible’ at the game, but settled on lizard and won the chance to cuddle Mr Gary Frick Jnr.

Once he realised how the game might play out though, Jimmy jumped in and said he had no desire to ‘take a puppy away from John Wick’.

But after Jimmy answered his first question wrong, Keanu was given another puppy, and was soon given two more after answering a bonus round question.

Jimmy then answered wrong again, and, you guessed it, more puppies for Keanu.

At this point he had six on his lap and declared: ‘Who’s the puppy king? I’m the puppy king.’

After the video was posted online, plenty of people said it might be one of the most heart warming TV segments they’d seen.

‘Cuteness on top of cuteness. Keanu and puppies might just be too much cuteness for my eyes to endure,’ one person commented.

‘I don’t think I’ve ever seen Keanu Reeves so happy during an interview ever,’ another added.

People couldn’t get enough of the segment (Picture: YouTube)

The puppy quiz was a winner (Picture: YouTube)

The actor has plenty of fans (Picture: YouTube)

For the past decade Keanu has played John Wick across four films, with the latest John Wick: Chapter 4 recently being released.

Earlier this month he said there were some traits that brought him back to the character time and time again.

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‘I like his humour, I like his will, I like his grief and it’s really fun to play him in these films, these films are fun,’ he told

The movie sees his Matrix co-star Laurence Fishburne returning as The Bowery King, Ian McShane coming back as Winston, Lance Reddick as Charon and singer Rina Sawayama making her film debut as Akira.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon airs on NBC in the US.

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