"You know, I just felt maybe he really needs help," Diaz says.
After they ate, Diaz told the teen he’d have to pay for dinner, since he didn’t have his wallet. The teen handed the wallet back, and Diaz gave him twenty dollars, although he did ask for the knife, which the teen handed over.
"I figure, you know, if you treat people right, you can only hope that they treat you right. It's as simple as it gets in this complicated world."
Listen to the entire story at NPR. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89164759 -via reddit
And they all lived happily ever after.
Here's a different spin: drugged-out teenager tries to mug big social worker. Social worker instead talks the teen into going for dinner, with the hopes of getting a little more money. During dinner, social worker steers the conversation over to how the teen can earn some extra cash if he just goes back to the social worker's house to pose for a few photographs. Teen agrees, goes back to social worker's place, social worker puts on a little Barry White. Afterwards, teen gets nervous, threatens to blackmail social worker. Social worker kicks him out, panics, makes up a story to head off any suspicion.
How's that for heartwarming?