In an unwitting effort to balance out the douchier elements of the Hollywood system, Amy Adams recently attempted to quietly give up her first class seat for a soldier she saw on the flight. Ms.Adams’s father had been in the military and she spoke with the soldier during the flight before returning to her new seat in coach. The encounter was tweeted out by Jamele Hill of ESPN2 and word spread so quickly that Ms.Adams met news cameras upon the flight’s arrival in Los Angeles.
It was a sweet gesture, and however cynical one may be it doesn’t appear that she intended any publicity to come from it. It’s just luck that there was a media personality on the flight who spread the word. It’s easy to fixate on people like Justin Bieber, but news like this does help reinforce the idea that there are also good people who happen to be famous.