Amy Adams Gives U.S. Soldier Her First Class Seat

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The actress says her quiet act of kindness was not meant to bring attention to herself: "I did it for attention for the troops."

Amy Adams gave a soldier an unexpected flight upgrade Friday.

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The actress quietly gave up her first-class seat to a soldier, an act that might have gone unnoticed, save for a tweet from a fellow passenger who witnessed it. ESPN's Jemele Hill shared the good deed with her 244,000 followers.

Hill told ABC News that Adams privately asked airline crew to switch seats with the soldier, and the ESPN co-host did not think the soldier knew who gave him the seat.

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Adams' act of kindness came on a flight heading to Los Angeles from Detroit, where she is shooting  Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice for Warner Bros. 

"I didn’t do it for attention for myself," the actress told Inside Edition upon arriving in Los Angeles. "I did it for attention for the troops." 

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Adams, who comes from a military family, posed for a selfie with passenger Ernest Owens, who posted it on Twitter. According to Owens, Adams told him this was something she had always wanted to do.

Zack Snyder is directing Dawn of Justice, which is slated to hit theaters May 6, 2016. The film stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman and Israeli supermodel Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman.