In what many are calling a “first-class move,” five-time Oscar-nominated actress Amy Adams swapped her first-class seat for one in coach in order to treat an American soldier on a recent flight from Detroit to Los Angeles.
Jemele Hill, co-host of ESPN2’s "Numbers Never Lie," who also happened to be on the flight, was witness to Adams’ good deed, tweeting that she was an “even bigger fan” after what she saw.
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.
â€” Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) June 27, 2014
“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 recalled to 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!” According to Hill, the 39-year-old Adams later discreetly met with the soldier near the cockpit, before returning to her seat in coach.
“Ms. Adams did it so quietly that it speaks to her character,” Hill added.
Adams’ father, Richard Adams, was a military serviceman for many years. The actress was born in Italy during her father’s time at a military base in Vicenza.