The owner of Tim’s place, an Albuquerque, New Mexico restaurant, is 26-year-old Tim Harris who is a repeated Special Olympics medalist. He also happens to be the only person with Down Syndrome in America to have his own restaurant. Opening up a restaurant was Tim’s childhood dream which he managed to accomplish almost straight after graduating from college.
What is most special about Tim’s place is probably not the breakfast or the lunch, regardless of how tasty they are, but the fact that the restaurant also offers hugs: they are on the menu and they are free. Tim keeps a record of them and, since the openings of the restaurant, he has hugged more than 59,000 customers.