To say you support our veterans, and the dedicated active and reserve members of America’s military community, is one thing. To say it, and then show it, by doing, is a whole other level.
Patrick Kane, a standout professional hockey player for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL), decided to walk the walk recently — on an American Airlines flight recently he gave up his first-class seat for a United States Army soldier, who happened to be on the same flight.
This from CBS Chicago:
Teri Truss, of Columbus, Ohio, said she’s not a hockey fan, but she tweeted a photo of herself with Kane, calling him a “class act” after what he did when he was seated in first class and saw a man in uniform seated in coach.
“He said, ‘There’s a soldier on this flight,’ and I said ‘Yeah, OK?’” Truss said. “He said, ‘I would like for him to sit up front, and I would like to give him my first-class seat, and I’ll go to the back.’ I’m like, ‘Are you sure?’ He said ‘yes,’ and I was like, ‘Perfect, great opportunity.’”
Patrick Kane from The BLACKHAWKS gave up his 1st Class seat to a SOLDIER…what a class act… pic.twitter.com/NKTDWXWdZA
— Teri Truss (@TeriTruss) May 11, 2017