(iWIDK By Rebecca Arden) – It’s time for everyone to take a trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico to meet a truly phenomenal person.
26-year-old Tim Harris didn’t let anything crush his dream of owning his own restaurant, not even the fact that he has Down’s Syndrome.
Harris is the owner of Tim’s Place, his own diner that proudly serves up “breakfast, lunch and hugs” seven days a week, for the past two years.
According to the hug counter on the wall, he has given over 30,000 free hugs since opening day, states the Daily Mail.
Since he was a little boy, Tim told his parents he wanted to open his own restaurant and his parents helped him make that dream a reality.
On top of being a restaurateur and entrepreneur, Tim also has a college degree and, as he put it, “more medals than Michael Phelps.” That includes at least one gold medal from the Special Olympics.
Right now, Tim is happy with his diner, but does have possible expansion plans, proving he isn’t slowing down any time soon.
As of now, Tim is the only restaurant owner in America to have Down’s Syndrome, but he is proving to everyone that his disability is not going to stop him, and it shouldn’t stop anyone else either.