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March 28, 2023 · Julio Diaz has a daily routine. 2008年3月28日胡里奧迪亞茲有一個日常工作。 Every night, the 31-year-old social worker ends his hour-long subway commute to the Bronx one stop early, just so he can eat at his favorite diner.每天晚上, 31歲的社會工作者完他的長達一小時的地鐵通勤,以布朗克斯一停止年初,公正,所以他可以吃,在他最喜愛的晚餐。 But one night last month, as Diaz stepped off the No. 6 train and onto a nearly empty platform, his evening took an unexpected turn.但一晚,上個月,作為迪亞茲加強關閉6號列車和到一個近空的平台,他傍晚了意想不到的好轉。

He was walking toward the stairs when a teenage boy approached and pulled out a knife.他走向樓梯時,一名少年接觸,並退出了一把刀。

“He wants my money, so I just gave him my wallet and told him, ‘Here you go,’” Diaz says. “他希望我的錢,所以我剛才給了他我的錢包和告訴他, '在這裡,您去, ”迪亞斯說。

“If you’re willing to risk your freedom for a few dollars, then I guess you must really need the money.” “如果您願意的風險你的自由,為幾塊錢的話,我猜你必須真的需要錢” 。

As the teen began to walk away, Diaz told him, “Hey, wait a minute.作為青少年開始步行距離,迪亞茲告訴他: “餵,等一下。 You forgot something.你忘了的東西。 If you’re going to be robbing people for the rest of the night, you might as well take my coat to keep you warm.”如果您要劫人,為其餘的夜晚,您可能會以及把我的外衣,把你的熱情“ 。

The would-be robber looked at his would-be victim, “like what’s going on here?” Diaz says.本想成為劫匪看他想成為受害者, “就像是怎麼回事? ”迪亞斯說。 “He asked me, ‘Why are you doing this?’” “他問我, '為什麼你這樣做呢? ”

Diaz replied: “If you’re willing to risk your freedom for a few dollars, then I guess you must really need the money.迪亞茲回答說: “如果您願意的風險你的自由,為幾塊錢的話,我猜你必須真的需要這筆錢。 I mean, all I wanted to do was get dinner and if you really want to join me … hey, you’re more than welcome.我的意思是,我想做的事是獲得晚宴和,如果你真的想和我一起…嘿,您以上的歡迎。

“You know, I just felt maybe he really needs help,” Diaz says. “你知道,我只是感覺,也許他真的需要幫助, ”迪亞斯說。

Diaz says he and the teen went into the diner and sat in a booth.迪亞斯說,他和青少年走進晚餐,星期六在一個攤位。

“The manager comes by, the dishwashers come by, the waiters come by to say hi,” Diaz says. “經理來所,洗碗機來,侍應來喜說, ”迪亞斯說。 “The kid was like, ‘You know everybody here. “孩子是一樣, '你知道,每個人都在這裡。 Do you own this place?’”你自己的這個地方? “

“No, I just eat here a lot,” Diaz says he told the teen. “不,我只是在這裡吃了很多, ”迪亞斯說,他告訴青少年。 “He says, ‘But you’re even nice to the dishwasher.’” “他說, '但是您甚至尼斯向洗碗” 。

Diaz replied, “Well, haven’t you been taught you should be nice to everybody?”迪亞茲回答說: “好,沒有你一直教導你應該很高興大家都” ?

“Yea, but I didn’t think people actually behaved that way,” the teen said. “雅,但我並不認為人的行為,其實這種方式, ”少年說。
Diaz asked him what he wanted out of life.迪亞茲問他什麼,他想完美的生活。 “He just had almost a sad face,” Diaz says. “他剛才幾乎可悲的面子, ”迪亞斯說。

The teen couldn’t answer Diaz — or he didn’t want to.青少年不能回答迪亞茲-或他不想。 When the bill arrived, Diaz told the teen, “Look, I guess you’re going to have to pay for this bill ’cause you have my money and I can’t pay for this.條例草案時抵達,迪亞茲告訴青少年, “你看,我猜您將會有支付本條例草案的事業你有我的錢我不能支付這個。 So if you give me my wallet back, I’ll gladly treat you.”因此,如果你給了我的錢包,回,我會很樂意地對待你“ 。
The teen “didn’t even think about it” and returned the wallet, Diaz says.少年“ ,甚至沒有去想它” ,並歸還了錢包,迪亞斯說。 “I gave him $20 … I figure maybe it’ll help him. “我給了他20元… …我的數字也許會幫助他。 I don’t know.”我不知道“ 。

Diaz says he asked for something in return — the teen’s knife — “and he gave it to me.”迪亞斯說,他詢問了一些在返回-青少年的刀- “他給我” 。

Afterward, when Diaz told his mother what happened, she said, “You’re the type of kid that if someone asked you for the time, you gave them your watch.”隨後,當迪亞茲說,他的母親發生了什麼,她說: “您的類型的孩子,如果有人問你的時間,您給他們您的手錶” 。

“I figure, you know, if you treat people right, you can only hope that they treat you right. “我的數字,你知道,如果你對待人民的權利,你只能希望他們對待你的權利。 It’s as simple as it gets in this complicated world.”它的那麼簡單,它在這個複雜的世界“ 。

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