Classy: Amy Adams Gives Up Seat to Soldier

Posted: Jun 27, 2014 6:00 PM

Now here is something you don't see every day from a Hollywood starlet. During a flight from Detroit to Los Angeles, Oscar-Nominated actress Amy Adams gave her first-class ticket to a serviceman seated in coach.

ESPN's Jemele Hill witnessed the act:

The best part? Adams didn't try to make a show of it. Hill detailed the story to ABC News:

"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!"

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!"

Adams' father graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. She was also born in Italy, due to her father's military posting. Apparently this is one military brat who is not about to forget her roots. Well done.