Amy Adams, a nice woman, gave up her first class seat to an American soldier on a flight from Detroit to Los Angeles today. Who was the real American hero in that cabin? That is for you to decide.
Jemele Hill, co-host of ESPN2's Numbers Never Lie, was a passenger on the flight and talked about the experience with ABC News:
"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. I was incredibly impressed, and I'm not even sure if the soldier knew who gave him that seat. I guess he will now!"
Hmmm. Are we sure that Amy Adams isn't just a ghost? To me, it seems likely that if Amy Adams were a ghost and had the ability to turn invisible, she would do so on a plane. That way she could assure that no one would try to talk to her, and she could sleep without having to fear someone taking a photo of her sleep face.
ABC News claims that Amy Adams—ghost?—was seen talking with the soldier after the "switch" was made:
After the switch was made, Adams, 39, met with the soldier briefly and privately by the cockpit, Hill added. The actress, whose father was in the U.S. military, then went back to her new seat in coach.
Transcript of the conversation was not provided, but a safe guess follows:
Amy Adams: Please don't tell anyone I am a ghost. We can share the seat.
Soldier: OK, Amy.
Amy Adams: Thank you for your service.
Soldier: You're welcome.
What a scoop!
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