Russell Wilson Upgrades Soldier's Plane Ticket to First Class

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistApril 30, 2015

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) covers his heart during the National Anthem before the NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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As a way to show his appreciation for serving our country, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson recently upgraded a U.S. Army soldier's plane ticket to first class.

Kane Bernas, an Army serviceman, was on Wilson's flight to Seattle on Wednesday. The Seahawks star took that as an opportunity to do what he could to thank the soldier:

Obviously, it's not easy to repay members of the military for their service. However, Wilson wanted to make sure Bernas knew that he appreciated the sacrifices the soldier had made for his country.

There's no doubt Bernas appreciated Wilson's gesture:

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