Amy Adams did something she had long wanted to do this past week. She gave up her seat in first class on a flight from Detroit to L.A. to a soldier. Accounts of her generous gesture are making their rounds on social media and in news reports across the internet.
Word of the American Hustle star’s act of kindness was initially spread by an ESPN personality. Jemele Hill, co-host of Numbers Never Lie, was on the same flight as Amy and saw the actress’s giving heart in action.
“When we were waiting to board, I saw her glance the soldier’s way and then she said something to the person she was traveling with,” Hill explains. “Before we took off she had vacated her seat and the flight attendant brought the soldier to her seat.”
Hill was the first person to tweet about Amy Adams and the first class soldier, and that tweet has now gone viral.
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.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) June 27, 2014
Adams’ generosity paid of for the person who became her seat mate in coach, too.
— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) June 27, 2014
Since Amy made her move from first class to coach, others have chimed in on her quiet but bold move.
Amy Adams just gave first class seat to a US Army Sergeant – classy move!!
— adam_cyber (@Adam_Cyber) June 27, 2014
There are all sorts of reasons why Amy Adams gave up her first class seat to the American serviceman. Some believe it’s because she was raised on a military base and that her father was a serviceman, too. What matters most, however, is that she acted on those feelings of generosity and kindness–something many people think about doing but never take the initiative to actually do.
Amy Adams sets a fine example–not only for other celebrities–but for everyone. She shows us that we can hand that homeless person a cup of coffee or a pair of warm socks. We can pay for the soldier and his family dining in the next booth at the restaurant, or we can give the few dollars the young mom in front of us at the grocery store checkout is short.
Admit it–you’ve often thought about doing such things. Adams did it. Maybe her kindness will start a movement–the Amy Adams movement. What can you do today that mirrors the actress’s huge heart?
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