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Man With Down Syndrome Owns Restaurant, Specializes in Serving Up Hugs

Tim Harris owns a restaurant called Tim's Place in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has won multiple medals at the Special Olympics. As far as his wonderful-seeming parents are aware, this accomplished 26-year-old is also the only person with Down syndrome to own his own restaurant in the entire United States. Harris has dreamt of owning a restaurant since he was a child and now that he's accomplished his goal, he couldn't be more thrilled. In fact, he's so happy that he starts every day by dancing his way into work.

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Tim's Place claims to specialize in breakfast, lunch and hugs. While Albuquerque is too far away for us to verify the breakfast or lunch thing, we can speak for the hugs — Tim, who keeps a hug counter in the dining room has given customers over 59,000 hugs since his business opened.

Tim's Place, Restaurant Run By 26-Year-Old With Down Syndrome, Serves Hugs With Lunch [HuffPo]

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Ari Schwartz: Dark Lord of the Snark

Oh, I go to hug my clients and I get told "back the fuck off, dude." This guy hugs his clientele, and people are like, "well, he's a chef! Everyone loves giving chefs hugs!" Damn chefs getting special treatment.

I call bullshit. Project managers need love too, people... :,-(