News

Amy Adams gives first class plane seat to soldier

Amy Adams gives first class plane seat to soldier

AMY ADAMS:The actress is a class act. Photo: Associated Press

Oscar winner Amy Adams showed her gratitude to a U.S. soldier on Friday by offering him her first class seat on a flight to Los Angeles.

The “American Hustle” star was waiting to board a plane in Detroit, Michigan when she noticed the man in uniform standing at the same gate.

She quietly approached airline representatives and asked to swap seats with him, taking his place in coach.

Fellow passenger, U.S. sports broadcaster Jemele Hill, noticed the secret swap and expressed her admiration for Adams in a post on her Twitter.com page.

Adams, whose father was a military man, was introduced to the soldier before heading to economy class to find her seat.

She isn’t the first celebrity to make such a kind gesture – comedienne Amy Poehler gave up her first class seat to a new mom and her baby on a flight to Los Angeles to New York last month.

Recent Headlines

17 mins ago in Local

Bills about Loosies and Slurpees at the Capitol

Fresh
state_capitol_1

"Loosie" sale could be decriminalized; "stolen valor" could be expanded

1 hour ago in Local

Bills to Give People a Second Chance

Fresh
scales_of_justice

College applicants, juveniles could benefit

1 hour ago in Local

Ammons: Prison Calls = Price Gouging

Fresh
prison

Her bill to rein in commissions stalls

2 hours ago in Local

Your Favorite Places to Eat, Shop, See

lincoln home

Visit Springfield will give away prizes

1 day ago in Local

Central Illinois Mitsubishi Plant Sold to Liquidation Firm

mitsubishi

Maynards Industries will take possession of the property in Normal on June 1.