TED WILLIAMS: You know, on January 4, 2011
Ted Williams：你知道 在2011年1月4日
I was again homeless and penniless and hopeless,
在很多人看来 我还是一次无家可归 身无分文
in some people’s eyes.
And when I got the call that they were looking
for a homeless guy with a– a golden voice,
I had no idea, really, who they were talking about
until someone called me and told me,
it’s you that you’re looking for!
Your video went viral! Again,
I don’t know what to make
of that because I wasn’t
familiar with viral videos.
And I didn’t post that video.
And I knew nothing — very little, should I say —
of the internet at all.
And next thing you know, I’m on”The Today
接下来发生的事情 你们知道 我参加了
Show” with Matt Lauer and Meredith
Matt Lauer 和 Meredith 主持的《今日秀》
and all of those great people.
And all of a sudden thereafter I’m
on one of the leading doctor shows
I mean, the cameras, the lights–
我是说 那些摄像机 灯光
I’ve had all of the networks around the world.
I went from homeless to Hollywood.
[LAUGHS] I went from drinking rotgut
to Grey Goose in a matter of minutes.
Overwhelming would be an understatement.
Let’s just say I was paralyzed with fear.
I was paralyzed with– with success.
I just didn’t know what to feel at any given time.
My emotions surfaced out of nowhere.
All through my homeless days, I never cried.
My father died, I never cried. Here,
I get to this point.
And it seemed like everything that I should have and would
have cried for surfaced.
And I just became an emotional wreck.
I– I feel like it was, really, too much too fast.
I mean, hey, giving me a job would have been one thing. Ted,
我意思是 嘿 给我一份工作就够了
you know, you’ve won this.
You’ve– you’ve got that.
And thank you so much.
I would’ve– I’d have been satisfied right then and there.
When people see me, they see an act of God.
They also see that God is still alive,
and he’s still working modern-day miracles.
I really do feel that he who was homeless
will lead the hopeless home.
I don’t want people to think
of me as I left this earth
that I was a crackhead.
I want them to– to see the impact.
And I want my grandkids to look on YouTube
and see some of the things that their pawpaw
was proud of, that did.
And– and I’m not going to sell myself short for anything
because God gave me this for a reason.
And that reason is to be here, to talk to you,
to tell you to keep me in your prayers.
This is Friends of the Homeless.
It’s a shelter that was here when I needed it.
One of the big things that I know
that many of these guys
suffer from, as well as me back in the day, was socks.
We didn’t have many.
But today, I’m going to give back some socks.
All right, Danny.
-I love you, brother. -I love you.
-我爱你 兄弟 -我爱你
You know I do.
Thank you, man.
TED WILLIAMS: (VOICEOVER) I was right
there at the head of the line waiting for my handout.
So this is where I have a lot of loyalties now.
There’s my brother.
How you doing?
TED WILLIAMS: (VOICEOVER) It’s just exciting
to meet the people and to embrace them
with hugs and all
of that stuff because they know that I
was just, five years ago, in the same situations that they were.
Five years ago I held a sign that said,”I
五年前 我举着一个牌子 上面写着
have a God-given gift of voice.
I’m an ex-radio announcer who’s fallen on hard times. Please,
我是前广播播音员 我陷入了困境 求求你
any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, and God bless.”
You know, if I was asked to rewrite
that sign today it would say,
” I have a God-given gift of voice.
Acknowledge him in all my ways, and he will direct my path.
Thank you, and God bless.”