Actress Amy Adams Gives Soldier Her First-Class Seat

Friday, 27 Jun 2014 09:46 PM

By Cathy Burke

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Oscar-nominated actress Amy Adams on Friday gave up her first-class airplane seat to a U.S. soldier who boarded in Detroit, an "incredibly classy" act of kindness that went all but unnoticed aboard the Los Angeles-bound carrier.

"I didn't do it for attention for myself," the "American Hustle" actress told Inside Edition. 

"I did it for attention for the troops."

According to fellow passenger Jemele Hill, co-host of ESPN2's "Numbers Never Lie," Adams, 39, noticed the uniformed soldier at her gate in Detroit, and privately asked to switch seats with him; he was seated in coach, ABC News reported.

Hill then tweeted the sweet gesture.

"Just saw actress Amy Adams do something incredibly classy. She gave her 1st class seat to an American soldier. I'm an even bigger fan now."



"I noticed Ms. Adams was in first class, and as I was getting seated, I saw the flight attendant guide the soldier to Ms. Adams' seat," Hill told ABC News. "She was no longer in it, but it was pretty clear that she'd given up her seat for him. I was incredibly impressed…"

The 39-year-old actress met with the soldier briefly and privately in the cockpit, Hill said.

Afterward, Adams, whose father served in the U.S. military, went back to her new seat in coach.

"Ms. Adams did it so quietly and quickly that it speaks to her character," Hill said. "And somebody in coach just got a helluva seatmate!"

"I just thought it was incredibly generous and thoughtful," Hill later told Fox News.

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