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Patrick Kane gives up first-class seat to soldier, flight attendant says

Blackhawks star and South Buffalo native Patrick Kane voluntarily traded seats with a soldier on a flight this week to allow the soldier to sit in first class, according to the flight attendant who said she coordinated the switch.

Teri Truss, a flight attendant for Envoy Air (formerly American Eagle Airlines), posted a photo with Kane that has been retweeted more than 4,000 times. She later described how the situation unfolded in an interview with Chicago's Newsradio 105.9 FM.

"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.'"

Kane was ranked Buffalo's third-best male athlete of all-time in the News' 2016 countdown, trailing only Warren Spahn and Bob Lanier.

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