My wife was homeless as a teenager.
我的妻子十几岁的时候,曾是个无家可归的可怜人

On Friday afternoons,
每到周五的下午

a "business man" would walk up to her
一个“生意人”就会走到她身旁

and ask her if she was hungry.
问她肚子饿不饿

She would say yes,
她总会回答,是的

and he would take her into the restaurant on the corner.
于是,他就会把她带到街角的餐厅去吃饭

She never felt any danger with him
和他在一起,她从未感觉到任何危险

He was just some dude offering her a meal.
他只是一个让她蹭饭的陌生人

He would let her get anything in the menu .
他总是让她随便挑选菜单上的食物
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He would sit and read the paper and drink a cup of coffee.
然后他会坐在一旁,一边看报纸,一边饮着一杯咖啡
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There was never any conversation.
他们从不交谈
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When he was finished, he would pay the bill and leave.
他喝完咖啡,就会买单,然后离开
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There was never any exchange of words
他们从未说过任何其他的话

other than "You hungry?"
只有“你肚子饿不饿?”

and "have what you want",
“想吃什么就点什么”

and "have a good afternoon".
“祝你下午愉快”

This happened multiple times.
这样的事情发生了很多次
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She never felt like a project to him.
她从未感觉,自己是他的某个慈善项目的捐助对象

She never felt less than him.
她从未在他身旁感到卑微?

She never felt in danger.
她从未感到危险

He was just a guy who saw a dirty girl on the street who needed to eat.
他只是一个陌生人,他只是在路旁看到了一个脏兮兮的女孩,那女孩需要吃东西。

She has since gotten her GED,
后来,我的妻子获得了GED文凭

graduated from a trade school with a fitness degree,
从职业学校里获得了学位
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and now has earned her MBA with honors.
现在还获得了工商管理硕士的荣誉学位

She is an amazing woman and an amazing mother.
现在,她已经成为一位了不起的女性,也是一个好母亲。

The one wish she has is that
她唯一的愿望是

she can run into the "business man" who bought her lunches
能够与那个请她吃午饭的“生意人”偶然相遇

and thank him.
对他说声谢谢。