|Frida Palma |||Jul 18, 2014 05:57 AM EDT|
It's not every day a stunning Hollywood actress would give up her first class seat to anybody, including US servicemen. But “Superman” star, Amy Adams has surprised passengers on a flight from Detroit to Los Angeles when she gave up her first-class seat to a soldier in uniform and opted for coach.
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Witnesses say, Adams made the switch without fanfare, describing it done “quietly and quickly.” But no good deeds indeed go unnoticed.
The remarkable deed showed by Adams would not have been known to the general public had it not been for ESPN host, Jemele Hill and later, Adams’s new seat mate in coach, Ernest Owens.
Hill, a host for “Numbers Never Lie,” tweeted Adams’ generosity to her verified account on Twitter on 27 June 2014.
@jemelehill: “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.”
In an interview with Fox News, Hill recalled how the “classy” switch took place. Recounting seeing Adams at the boarding area. At that point, it was clear that the “Enchanted” actress had taken interest in a man of uniform she would be sharing the plane with, as she was caught glancing at the American soldier in his uniform.
“The West Wing” star was later seen whispering to her travel companion, which could have been the plans to make the seat switch.
Hill recalled, "I was upgraded to first class, where Ms. Adams was. I saw her leave her seat and then a flight attendant escorted the soldier to her seat. It was pretty obvious she'd given up her seat for him.”
"I just thought it was incredibly generous and thoughtful. I've been a big fan of hers, but now I'm an even bigger fan...,” Hill was quoted as saying, according to Fox News.
The journalist in Hill prompted her to approach the flight attendant to confirm if the lucky soldier even knew who his benefactor was. Hill was told, that indeed the soldier was aware that Adams was his lucky star.
"I later asked a flight attendant if the soldier knew who had given up their seat for him and she told me that he did, and that Amy and the soldier met privately near the cockpit area,” added Hill during the interview.
While Adams hoped to keep her action under the radar, she has been praised by the media after it emerged on the social media network, particularly Twitter. The general public applauded Adams for her action.
Being commended noted Adams was far from what she had in mind when she opted for coach at the US Delta Airlines.
She insisted later that she did it “for the US troops overseas.”
Noting she was happy for the attention raked in after the seat switch, the “Catch Me If You Can” actress said she was hoping it would have been received differently, saying she had hoped more will pay attention to the soldiers fighting for the country.
"I think that if we were paying attention to the soldier right now, maybe more people would do it? I feel like a lot of attention has been paid to me, and I'm grateful that people are latching onto a positive story, but the whole point was to draw attention to the soldier,” Adams was quoted as telling Access Hollywood by Yahoo News.
"So I wish more people were paying attention to him right now. Or to them…”
Adams’ father, Richard Kent was a member of the U.S. military himself who was assigned at Caserma Ederle when she was born. Moving from base to base had been part of her younger years until they settled in n Castle Rock, Colorado.
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