A Man With Down Syndrome Spends His Life Defying the Odds; Gives Back to Charities One Hug at a Time


Tim Harris has Down Syndrome, but with the support of his loving family, it hasn’t stopped him from graduating high school, earning a certificate in food services, and owning his own restaurant, Tim’s Place, where they serve breakfast, lunch, and hugs.

Every year, Tim hosts a Hug-A-Thon in hopes of raising $10,000 for charity. This adds up to over 2,000 hugs!

Tim’s favorite quote:

“If you dream it, you can do it.” —Walt Disney

Tim loves his restaurant because it gives him the opportunity to love more people- that’s the kind, loving attitude we should all have!

Find out more about Tim’s Place here.