What Actress Amy Adams Quietly Did to Show Her Respect for the Military Will Make You a Fan
Every now and then a story shows that not everyone in Hollywood is a left-leaning bleeding-heart hippy with no sense of honor or sense. Yes, they’re rare, but that’s why we have to showcase them! This time it was a small sacrifice that actress Amy Adams made to show that she appreciated the huge sacrifice so many in the military make for us:
According to ESPN host Jemele Hill, Adams gave up her first-class seat on a flight so an American soldier could sit in the classy cabin. Hill, who co-hosts “Numbers Never Lie,” tweeted about the event from her verified account.
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
Even more telling, she didn’t do it with any fanfare or as an opportunistic photo op – she tried to do it without garnering any attention:
Hill told ABC News that Adams asked privately to have their seats traded.
“I was incredibly impressed, and I’m not even sure if the soldier knew who gave him that seat,” Hill said.
Adams, whose father was in the military, settled into a coach seat for the flight.
“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!”
If you’re wondering, Adams came from a Mormon family, and says she still retains the values of that faith, even if she doesn’t necessarily follow the faith. Whatever motivated her to show an act of kindness and respect to our military, it’s appreciated.