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AMY ADAMS is our SHOWBIZ HERO OF THE DAY, for giving up her first class airplane seat to a SOLDIER on a flight from Detroit to L.A.  She tried to do it inconspicuously, but other passengers saw what happened.

 

One of those passengers was Jemele Hill from ESPN's "Numbers Never Lie".  She says, quote, "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.  [She] did it so quietly and quickly that it speaks to her character."

 

Amy took the soldier's seat in coach, and even took pictures of some of the regular folk. 

 

When the press contacted Amy, she said, quote, "I didn't do it for attention for myself.  I did it for attention for the Troops."

 

Amy's father was in the service, and she spent her early years living on military bases.