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Amy Adams Quietly Gives Up First Class Seat To U.S. Soldier

​Don't worry, we won't claim that this story restored our faith in humanity, but it certainly made us smile--and revealed that five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams is in a character class all her own! 

Adams, whose father served in the U.S. military, quietly gave up her first class seat on a flight to a uniformed U.S. service member that was seated in coach.

ABC News reports:

Before her plane from Detroit took off, the Oscar-nominated actress, who was booked for a first-class seat, noticed a man in uniform at the gate. She then privately asked to switch seats with the soldier, who had been ticketed for coach.

"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. She was no longer in it, but it was pretty clear that she'd given up her seat for him," fellow passenger Jemele Hill, co-host of ESPN2's "Numbers Never Lie," told ABC News. "I was incredibly impressed, and I'm not even sure if the soldier knew who gave him that seat. I guess he will now!"

After the switch was made, Adams, 39, met with the soldier briefly and privately by the cockpit, Hill added. The actress, whose father was in the U.S. military, then went back to her new seat in coach.

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

Us too, Jemele!!

Well done, Amy! Here's hoping the sixth time is the charm at the Oscars--and we're hoping that soldier had the best flight ever! 


Good for her. Let's hope she got to sit with someone more interesting than someone like Harvey Weinstein!  :)

There is a reason she shines on the silver screen. She shines in real life... 

I think some good deeds are best kept in the down-low as the person doing it would have preferred. Just imagine if all good deeds were the norm?

Why should we glorify something this trivial. She did a good deed. I see a dozen good deeds a week. Next

I noticed that you stated you've seen a dozen good deeds a week, have you done any of these good deeds yourself? Please don't think I am trying to be mean, I'm not. But it's not trivial at all.

Love, love, love Amy!!!  Not suggesting that this would apply to her, but I think it just seems disingenuous if someone benefits from a good deed, albeit unintentionally (e.g., glowing publicity, positive goodwill, feel-good towards her image, etc.).  I'm sure she would have done it with or without anyone knowing/observing/reporting the good deed, so maybe that's the point being made.  

I mentor and foster kids (some of them 'troubled') and the one advice that I stress and impress upon them is "personal integrity"--doing the right thing all the time, even if no one is looking or watching.

She obviously tried to keep it quiet.  She wasn't doing it for publicity.  There is no need to suggest its disingenuous.  Obviously the press is going to try to pick up anything a public figure does.  I understand your point, but By making that comment it tarnishes her intention.

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