As it turns out, Amy Adams isn’t just a first-class actress, she’s a first-class person as well.
The five-time Academy Award nominee was flying from Detroit to Los Angeles earlier this week when she noticed an American solider waiting at her plane’s gate.
Instinctively, Adams, who has recently starred in films such as American Hustle, The Master and The Fighter, asked the airline if they’d be willing to give the serviceman her first-class seat in an exchange for a coach ticket.
The kind deed would have gone unpublicized if not for one of Adam’s fellow passengers on board the plane, ESPN’s Jemele Hill.
“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,” Hill 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!”
“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!”
According to ABC News, Adams, whose father was stationed in Caserma Ederle, met with the soldier privately after the seat swap.