Amy Adams Gives Soldier Her First Class Seat

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We already know Amy Adams is one of Hollywood’s most amazing women, but today she did something particularly noteworthy.

The five-time Oscar nominee noticed there was a soldier seating in coach on her flight from Detroit to Los Angeles and decided to give up her first class seat for him.

ESPN host Jemele Hill broke the story over Twitter Friday morning, saying:

Hill also recounted the story in an email she wrote to the Today show, saying. “When we were waiting to board, I saw her glance the soldier’s way and then she said something to the person she was traveling with. Once we boarded, I saw she was in first class.”

She added, “I was upgraded to first class and she was a couple rows behind me.  I think she must have said something to the flight attendant, because before we took off she had vacated her seat and the flight attendant brought the soldier to her seat.”

But the best part?  Adams didn’t make a big deal of the switch at all; Instead, she chose to be classy about it, quietly asking to speak with the serviceman in the front of the plane before quickly switching seats.


Another passenger–Ernest Owens, the lucky one who got to sit next to her the whole flight after the switch–tweeted a photo with Adams.

Amy reportedly grew up on a military base, so it’s not surprise she has an extra soft spot in her heart for the men who fight for our country.

Currently, the 39-year-old actress is shooting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in Michigan.