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Patrick Kane gives up first-class airplane seat to U.S. serviceman

Blackhawks forward swaps spots with military member, sits in coach

by NHL.com @NHL / NHL.com

Patrick Kane's support for the United States military apparently is first class.

The Chicago Blackhawks forward gave up his first-class seat on a recent flight, allowing a uniformed serviceman to move up from coach and sit in his spot instead.

Tweet from @TeriTruss: Patrick Kane from The BLACKHAWKS gave up his 1st Class seat to a SOLDIER...what a class act... pic.twitter.com/NKTDWXWdZA

American Airlines flight attendant Teri Truss, who described the interaction on Twitter with a picture with Kane, said he approached her before takeoff to offer to switch seats with the military member.

"He said 'there's a soldier on this flight,'" Truss told WBBM in Chicago. "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,' and I said 'are you sure?' He said yes, and I was like 'perfect, great opportunity.'"

Truss, who is from Columbus, Ohio, told the radio station the serviceman appreciated the gesture and went back to thank Kane during the flight. He said the Blackhawks forward "was awesome."

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