Actress Amy Adams secretly gives up first-class seat to soldier on flight

Castle Rock's Amy Adams won over a few more hearts Friday with her first-class effort to help make a soldier's flight a little nicer.

Adams was waiting to board a flight from Detroit to Los Angeles, but before it took off, the Oscar-nominated actress, who was booked for a first-class seat, privately asked to switch seats with a soldier she spotted at the gate who had been ticketed for coach, ABC News reported.

The kind gesture would have gone almost unnoticed, but Jemele Hill, who is a co-host of the ESPN show "Numbers Never Lie," was on the same flight, noticed what was happening and tweeted about it.

"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, Hill said Adams met with the soldier briefly and privately by the cockpit. The 39-year-old 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!"

As it turns out, Adams was seated next to journalist Ernest Owens, who even got to shoot a selfie with the actress. He tweeted out the photo and commended Adams for her kind act.

Adams was born in Italy and moved to Castle Rock with her family as a child. She graduated from Douglas County High School and began her career at Boulder's Dinner Theatre performing in "A Chorus Line." 

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