05/01/2015 12:34 pm ET Updated May 04, 2015

Seahawks' Russell Wilson Thanks Soldier By Upgrading Him To First Class

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He's a Super Bowl champion, and a seriously nice guy.

He's Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, and on Wednesday night, he met Kane Bernas, a U.S. soldier who was flying back to Seattle. To thank him for his service, Wilson upgraded Bernas' seat to first class -- a move that seemed to catch the soldier by surprise:

Wilson, ever the gentleman, acknowledged the gesture with a tweet of his own, again thanking Bernas for his service, to which the soldier replied, "best flight ever dude!"

Wilson also took a minute to thank the flight crew. An Instagram photo from that night shows him smiling on the plane with a gaggle of Alaska Air employees. The caption reads, "Don't ever undervalue the importance of consistency."

KING5 News speculated Wilson was likely returning home after attending the White House Correspondents' Dinner in Washington, D.C. Here's Wilson the night of the dinner with his grandmother, whom he took as a guest:

Nothing but Love. #WHCD Love you Grandma Carolyn!

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