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  • Over the past month,

    過去這個月

  • the coronavirus outbreak

    新冠狀病毒的爆發

  • has changed Americans' lives

    用一種前所未見的方式

  • in previously unimaginable ways.

    改變了美國人的生活。

  • The news is full of scary headlines,

    新聞上充斥著嚇人的頭條

  • but in the midst of all that,

    不過在那些之中

  • a few uplifting stories have emerged,

    也出現了一些振奮人心的故事

  • which brings us to a segment we call

    這為我們帶來了一個片段,我們叫它

  • "The Kind of Story We Need Right Now."

    「那種我們現在需要的故事。」

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  • One thing dominating the news, these days,

    如今有一件事情主導著新聞

  • is our nation's shortage of hand sanitizer.

    那就是我們的國家缺乏消毒洗手液。

  • Regular people don't have it.

    一般民眾沒有。

  • Hospitals don't have it.

    醫院沒有。

  • Not even overprotective moms with giant purses have it,

    就連那些帶著巨大手提包,過度保護小孩的媽媽們也沒有。

  • and they always have it.

    她們平時都有的。

  • So a liquor distillery in Rhode Island

    在 Rhode Island 一家名叫

  • called the Industrious Spirit Company

    Industrious Spirit Company 的酒廠

  • decided to make it

    決定要製造消毒洗手液

  • and they're giving it away for free.

    並免費提供。

  • One thing we have a lot of is very high-volume alcohol

    我們有的是大量的酒精

  • that is a byproduct of making our vodka and our spirits.

    那是在製造伏特加和其他烈酒時的副產品。

  • We were like, "Hey, let's take this waste product

    我們就想,「嘿,我們用這個剩餘的產品

  • and turn it into something that will help people."

    將它變成一個能夠幫助人們的東西。

  • Here you go, buddy. -Thank you very,

    這個給你。非常

  • very much. -Yeah, no problem.

    非常地感謝。不用客氣。

  • We're calling it the "wish we could" window.

    我們將它稱作「希望我們可以」之窗。

  • We wish we could give you a hug.

    我們希望能夠給你一個擁抱。

  • We can't. We can give you hand sanitizer.

    我們不能。我們可以的是給你消毒洗手液。

  • [ Tapping ] This is the kind of story we need right now.

    [ 輕敲 ] 這就是我們現在需要的故事。

  • While other people are responding to this crisis

    當其他的人以囤積物品回應

  • by hoarding stuff, those guys are responding

    這個危機,這些人以提供免費的東西

  • by giving stuff away. Do you have any idea

    來回應。你知道他們能夠

  • how much money they could be making?

    賺多少錢嗎?

  • Giving away hand sanitizer in 2020

    在 2020 年免費提供消毒洗手液

  • is like giving away Cabbage Patch Dolls in 1985.

    就像是在 1985 年免費贈送 Cabbage Patch Dolls 一樣。

  • You wouldn't have done it, kids.

    孩子們,你們不會那麼做的。

  • Also, I'm so psyched they can make it

    同時,我很高興他們可以在做消毒洗手液的同時

  • and still make vodka, because, at first, I thought,

    還能夠製造伏特加,因為,一開始的時候,我想

  • "Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!

    「哇、哇、哇、哇、哇、哇、哇!

  • We do need both!"

    我們兩樣都需要!」

  • Americans have been robbed of so many things we love

    美國人在過去的幾週中被剝奪了

  • in the past few weeks, but, thanks to those guys,

    許多我們熱愛的事物,不過,謝謝這些人

  • now, we can have the thing Americans love most --

    現在,我們可以擁有美國人最喜歡的 --

  • free stuff.

    免費的東西。

  • Meanwhile, in New York, due to the coronavirus outbreak,

    同時,在紐約,因為新冠狀病毒的爆發

  • officials canceled the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade

    官方首次取消了 St. Patrick's Day 的遊行

  • for the first time in 250 years,

    這是 250 年來的頭一回

  • so, on March 17th, one New Yorker found a way

    因此在 3 月 17 日,一個紐約市民找到一個

  • to celebrate St. Paddy's Day safely on his balcony.

    在他家陽台上安全慶祝 St. Paddy's Day 的方式。

  • [ Bagpipes playing "God Bless America" ]

    [ 風笛演奏「God Bless America」]

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  • This is the kind of story we need right now.

    這是那種我們現在需要的故事。

  • That man helped people enjoy

    那個男子幫助人們享受

  • the best part of St. Patrick's Day --

    St. Patrick's Day 最棒的部分 --

  • Irish culture -- without the worst part

    愛爾蘭文化 -- 除去 St. Patrick's Day

  • of St. Patrick's Day --

    最糟的那部分 --

  • drunk people yelling about how they're 1/16th Irish.

    酒醉的人們大吼著他們擁有 1/16 愛爾蘭人的血統。

  • Plus, every time I've ever heard bagpipes,

    同時,每次我只要聽到風笛

  • I've had one thought -- "I wish they were just a little

    我都只有一個想法 -- 「我希望他們能夠離

  • farther away from me."

    我遠一點點。」

  • Also, shoutout to that guy's neighbor,

    而且,感謝那個男子的鄰居

  • who is probably thinking, "That is not the story

    他可能在想,「那不是我

  • I needed right now." I hear ya, buddy.

    現在需要的故事。」老兄,我感同身受。

  • Thank you for your sacrifice.

    感謝你的犧牲。

  • By the way, when I realized he was playing

    附帶一提,當我知道他演奏的是

  • "God Bless America," I wasn't crying.

    「God Bless America,」我沒有哭。

  • You were crying!

    你有!

  • Over in Europe, several countries

    在歐洲,有幾個國家

  • have imposed strict lockdowns,

    實施嚴格的封鎖行動

  • allowing citizens to leave their homes

    只允許市民在採買日用品或是藥物時

  • only for groceries or medicine,

    才能夠離開家裡

  • but that hasn't stopped Europeans from having fun,

    但是那並不能阻止歐洲人讓自己開心

  • like these two guys right here.

    就像這兩位仁兄。

  • This is the kind of story we need right now.

    這就是我們現在需要的故事。

  • Not only are those guys staying isolated,

    這兩個男子不但自我隔離

  • they're inventing new sports.

    他們還發明了新的運動。

  • And they're not the only ones.

    而他們並不是唯一的。

  • These neighbors in Spain played Bingo

    西班牙的這些鄰居們

  • across an entire apartment complex.

    在整個公寓大樓內玩賓果遊戲。

  • Cuarenta y nueve.

    49。

  • Cuatro nueve.

    4、9。

  • Ochenta y nueve.

    89。

  • Ocho nueve.

    8、9。

  • And a farmer in Canada is selling pork to customers

    加拿大的一個農夫在他的門廊前用丟擲的方式

  • by throwing it to them from his porch.

    將豬肉販賣給客戶。

  • -Three! -Yep.

    三!對。

  • -Good man. Thanks for comin' through.

    你是好人。感謝你的出現。

  • -Pork porch!

    豬肉門廊!

  • So that's balcony tennis,

    所以有陽台網球

  • long-distance Bingo,

    遠距賓果

  • and the pork toss.

    和丟擲豬肉。

  • When the Tokyo Olympics finally happen,

    當東京奧運最終得以舉行時

  • whenever they happen, they're gonna be lit.

    無論是何時,這些肯定會很火。

  • And, while we're on the subject of Bingo,

    當我們在討論賓果遊戲的同時

  • Matthew McConaughey,

    Matthew McConaughey

  • the one and only Matthew McConaughey,

    那獨一無二的 Matthew McConaughey

  • and his family, hosted a virtual Bingo night

    和他的家人,在禮拜一為德州老人之家機構

  • for members of a Texas senior living facility on Monday

    的老人們舉辦了一場虛擬賓果之夜

  • and it was -- Well, take a look.

    那真是 -- 讓我們來看看。

  • -We got a I-24.

    我們有 I-24。

  • I-24. -I-24.

    I-24。I-24。

  • Ohhhhh!

    噢!

  • Richard Black is wavin' a hammer up high!

    Richard Black 擊敗對方了!

  • We got two winners!

    我們有兩個贏家!

  • This is the kind of story we need right now.

    這就是我們現在需要的故事。

  • Wooderson grew into such a nice young man.

    Wooderson 長大成為這麼好的一個年輕人。

  • [ As Wooderson ] That's what I love about these senior livin' women.

    [ 模仿 Wooderson ] 這就是為什麼我愛這些年長婦女的原因。

  • I get older,

    我變老

  • and so do they.

    他們也是。

  • And, finally, in Upper Manhattan,

    最後,在上曼哈頓區

  • fiancées Reilly Jennings and Amanda Wheeler

    未婚夫婦 Reilly Jennings 和 Amanda Wheeler

  • were planning to get married this coming October.

    計畫在今年十月份結婚。

  • But when the city started shutting down last month,

    但當曼哈頓市在上個月開始停工時

  • they ran to the New York City Marriage Bureau

    她們跑到紐約市婚姻署

  • and got a marriage license

    去領取結婚證

  • and decided to get married right away, instead.

    並決定馬上結婚。

  • How did they do that while also maintaining

    她們是如何辦到並同時維持

  • proper social distancing? Easy.

    適當的社交距離?很簡單。

  • They stood on the sidewalk

    她們站在路邊

  • with their guests spread around them at a safe distance

    她們的賓客以一個安全的距離分散圍繞在她們周圍

  • and had a friend marry them from a four-story window.

    並請一位朋友在四樓的窗戶替她們證婚。

  • Do you, Amanda Wheeler,

    Amanda Wheeler,妳是否

  • solemnly declare that you take Reilly Jennings

    鄭重聲明妳選擇 Reilly Jennings

  • to be your spouse?

    成為妳的配偶?

  • Do you promise to love, honor, cherish, and keep her

    妳願意承諾愛她、榮耀她、珍惜她,並以此生

  • for as long as you both shall live?

    長伴彼此左右?

  • [ Hip hop plays ] If so, say, "I do."

    [ 播放嘻哈音樂 ] 如果願意,說「I do。」

  • -I do! [ Cheering ]

    I do![ 歡呼聲 ]

  • [ Applause ]

    [ 掌聲 ]

  • [ Crying ]

    [ 哭泣 ]

  • -By the powers vested in me by the state of New York,

    根據紐約州賦予我的權利

  • -Whoo! -I pronounce you marrie-ie-ie-d!

    嗚!我宣佈妳們結婚了!

  • [ Cheering ]

    [ 歡呼聲 ]

  • "My neighbor has a bagpipe.

    我的鄰居有風笛。

  • Should I get him on his balcony?"

    我應該讓他去他的陽台嗎?」

  • No, no, no, no, no, no, no.

    不、不、不、不、不、不要。

  • This is the kind of story we need right now.

    這是我們現在需要的故事。

  • How good does it feel to watch a wedding

    在這個全球流行疫情當中

  • in the middle of a pandemic?

    能看到這樣一場婚禮的感覺真好

  • Plus, these women are livin' the dream.

    再說,這兩個女人可以說是實現夢想。

  • They got to get married without planning a reception.

    她們可以不用計畫婚宴。

  • Most couples spend a full year tasting cakes, auditioning DJs.

    大多數的伴侶都要花上一整年的時間在試吃蛋糕、面試 DJ。

  • These women looked at their wedding checklist and were like,

    這兩個女人看著她們的婚禮籌備清單,然後只是

  • "Brides? Check.

    「新娘?有了。

  • Windows? Check.

    窗戶?有了。

  • Let's do this."

    那就行了。」

  • Nothing makes me happier than watching two people get married

    沒有什麼比能夠看到兩個人結婚

  • without spending $5,000 on an ice sculpture.

    而不花 5 千美金在買冰雕上更讓我開心的事了。

  • And, most importantly, this story settled

    還有,最重要地是,這個故事解決了

  • an age-old argument.

    一個由來已久的爭論。

  • Is it a sunroof?

    它是一個金屬天窗?

  • Is it a moon roof?

    它是一個玻璃天窗?

  • Neither.

    都不是。

  • It is a wedding roof.

    它是一個婚禮天窗。

  • So much is hard right now and there's so much bad news,

    現在有很多困難和壞消息

  • so thanks to the people who are finding creative ways

    所以感謝這些人找到有創意的方式

  • to make the good news because, truly, more than ever,

    創造好消息,因為確實,現在的我們比以往

  • these are the kind of stories we need right now.

    更需要像這樣的故事。

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過去這個月

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