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Tim's Place, Restaurant Run By 26-Year-Old With Down Syndrome, Serves Hugs With Lunch (TEXT and Video)


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Carrie
- 640 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Tim Harris was born with Down syndrome and his father, Keith, admits that acceptance didn't come easily at first.



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Carrie B. (309)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:40 pm
It is time to think about National Hug Day! January 21st! Just ask Tim! Of course, every day is "Hug Day" for Tim!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 9:17 pm
Go Tim , Cheers Carrie
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (276)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 9:25 pm
I agree David
 

Penny C. (79)
Friday January 18, 2013, 6:30 am
Wish I could hug him,great guy!
 

Tim C. (1962)
Friday January 18, 2013, 9:17 am
thanks
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Friday January 18, 2013, 11:01 am
A counter for Hugzzz - Priceless...

Ty, Carrie.
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Terrie Williams (774)
Friday January 18, 2013, 11:14 am
Big cyberhug for Tim! Great story!
 

Jeannette A. (146)
Friday January 18, 2013, 11:28 am
My niece is moving to his town next month so I sent her the link. And I will be sure to go in for one of Tim's famous hugs if we get to visit her.
 

Jeannette A. (146)
Friday January 18, 2013, 11:28 am
Thank you, Carrie!
 

Kit B. (276)
Friday January 18, 2013, 11:31 am

** Hugs and Smiles** They are FREE to give and receive, share a few. This article is worthy of many hugs and should bring smiles of joy.
 

Carrie B. (309)
Friday January 18, 2013, 11:35 am
Click on this link for more MORE ABOUT TIM'S PLACE!
 

Michela m. (3959)
Friday January 18, 2013, 11:44 am
Noted
 

Laurie H. (717)
Friday January 18, 2013, 12:12 pm
Totally can connect with this one Carrie!! Tim is a wonderful and caring person-I always send my friends here at Care2 hugs--Thanks Carrie & Hugs Always!!!!~~
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Friday January 18, 2013, 12:23 pm
good guy! thank you, Carrie.
 

tiffany t. (148)
Friday January 18, 2013, 12:37 pm
awesome story! thanks
 

Nancy M. (201)
Friday January 18, 2013, 12:43 pm
What a great story. I wish a could stop by for a hug. Thanks Carrie.
 

Christeen Anderson (510)
Friday January 18, 2013, 1:05 pm
This is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Friday January 18, 2013, 1:06 pm
Oh Carrie what a fantastic story it made me cry many happy tears God Bless Tim if i lived closer i would definately make it a point to go to Tims place and get one of his famous hugs! Hugs to you Carrie for the article
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Friday January 18, 2013, 1:14 pm
Tim Harris 'BIG HUGS to you!! You have accomplished so much in such a short time, and you are a great inspiration to others. God Bless and keep hugging!!
Thank You for sharing Carrie.
 

. (0)
Friday January 18, 2013, 1:18 pm
Wonderful, heartwarming story. Thanks Carrie.
 

Rebecca S. (61)
Friday January 18, 2013, 1:30 pm
such a sweet video. No one should let their disability stop them from being successful in life.
 

Val R. (244)
Friday January 18, 2013, 1:31 pm
Wonderful - thanks.
 

Yvonne White (232)
Friday January 18, 2013, 1:37 pm
SWEET!:)
 

Morgan McDowell (4)
Friday January 18, 2013, 1:44 pm
Horray!
 

Dave C. (216)
Friday January 18, 2013, 1:49 pm
WHAT A GREAT STORY!!!!
 

Lori U. (3)
Friday January 18, 2013, 1:59 pm
Everyone can use an extra hug
 

faith v. (13)
Friday January 18, 2013, 2:53 pm
Great story, thanks Carrie!
 

Petra M. (253)
Friday January 18, 2013, 2:56 pm
Thank you Carrie, great story!
 

Gloria H. (88)
Friday January 18, 2013, 3:20 pm
we could all start "practicing" how to give a hug (no one ever gets it "perfect", so we need to keep on -ha ha -practicing all our life)! More practicing hugs over the rainbow bridge!
when you give a hug, the huggie is returning one at the same time (usually)
 

donald Baumgartner (5)
Friday January 18, 2013, 3:47 pm
GO TIM!!!
 

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Friday January 18, 2013, 4:19 pm
Great story. Thanks for posting.
 

iveta cer (70)
Friday January 18, 2013, 4:50 pm
Wonderful story :) . Thanks Carrie
 

Mike S. (86)
Friday January 18, 2013, 4:54 pm
Thank you for this truly uplifting story Carrie! Noted, shared and a big hug to all :D
 

Lyn Z. (293)
Friday January 18, 2013, 5:00 pm
Fantastic story Carrie. Thanks Wish all parents would encourage all their children, whether they have Down Syndrome or not !!!!!!!!!
 

Vicky P. (466)
Friday January 18, 2013, 5:09 pm
aww, great story, made me smile
 

Jason S. (57)
Friday January 18, 2013, 5:16 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Lynn Squance (232)
Friday January 18, 2013, 5:22 pm
A WONDERFUL story! Tim is not disabled . . . he is other abled! Everyone has gifts to share!
 

Terry V. (30)
Friday January 18, 2013, 5:28 pm
Happy tears. BEAUTIFUL story and person.
MANY THANKS Carrie!!! and a PINK star :-)
 

John B. (175)
Friday January 18, 2013, 6:44 pm
Thanks Carrie for the link to the awesome story. Wonderful. Read and note.
 

Winn Adams (193)
Friday January 18, 2013, 6:50 pm
Fantastic. If I'm ever in the area I'll be sure to stop in!
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1662)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:11 pm
WOW! Tim is unlike the Down syndrome people I've known before! What a special young man! TY for posting Carrie!
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:44 pm
Great , wish Tim the best, thank for posting !
 

Michael Carney (211)
Friday January 18, 2013, 8:13 pm
Noted...My best wishes to Tim, and hugs to everyone!!! :)
 

Robert O. (12)
Friday January 18, 2013, 8:29 pm
Great story. We need more love and people like Tim in this world. Best wishes to him. Thanks for sharing Carrie, virtual hugs and green star to you!
 

reece C. (29)
Friday January 18, 2013, 8:40 pm
Thanks Carrie, great story.
 

Esther Z. (96)
Friday January 18, 2013, 8:52 pm
A very heartwarming story. A kiss and hug to Tim, and his wonderful family who didn't let his abilities become a disability. Thanks, Carrie, for sharing this wondeful story. Hugs....
 

Naoko I. (262)
Friday January 18, 2013, 9:32 pm
Thank you for the wonderful story, Carrie !!
 

HELEN V. (52)
Friday January 18, 2013, 9:40 pm
thank you for the story
 

Frans Badenhorst (552)
Friday January 18, 2013, 10:00 pm
wow Carrie, what's this Angel doing on earth , I wonder???? thanks for this my friend...appreciate it a LOT, I have a very soft spot for any extraordinary people..... enjoy your weekend,... hugs...
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Friday January 18, 2013, 10:59 pm
What an incredible young man! This is such a hope inspiring story for people with disabilities. It just goes to show that you can do anything you want to if you only have the courage (and support) to reach for your dreams. I am so proud of Tim for being the exceptional example that he is. I wish him much success and continued happiness. Maybe he will give a free lunch to his one millionth hug customer!
 

Kim O. (398)
Friday January 18, 2013, 11:00 pm
Great story Carrie! Thanks for sharing!
 

Veronique L. (213)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 2:09 am
I certainly agree with you Carrie! :-)
 

Pat A. (116)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 3:44 am
Wonderful - thanks so much Carrie!
 

Klaus Peters (13)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 4:49 am
Great story, a big hug for Tim, go for it and make your restaurant work. So inspiring, I wish you all the success and happiness, Tim.
 

Susan S. (191)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:28 pm
Thanks for posting.
 

Kathlene Lentz (30)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 3:24 pm
You can accomplish anything, if only you believe in yourself.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 4:18 pm
Noted w/much thanks for sharing this, Carrie.
 

Dandelion G. (379)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 7:02 pm
Wonderful story. We can all use more hugs. We start each Woman Circle with a hug and end it with hugs. Allows for everyone to feel more bonded with each other as we pick up new members and they feel immediately embraced.
 

Edwin M. (366)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 10:17 pm
This world would be a better place if we all shared a "tim hug" an amazing young man with an exceptional family. Thank you Carrie.
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:00 am
Thanks so much Carrie for sharing this wonderful story.... It's what we all yearn for ....Love. We need more of these tales to balance the sorrowful ones.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:05 am
Thanks.
 

monka blank (81)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:21 am
I'm sure the food taste even better with a hug. Bon appetite !
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 8:11 pm
Oh, YAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Monday January 21, 2013, 1:08 am
noted
 

Farah Hage Ali (161)
Monday January 21, 2013, 7:13 am
noted, thank you for the inspiring news
 

Jae A. (323)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 11:21 am
Obviously a welcomed article by all ! Thanks for this heartwarming,inspiring story of one great and talent guy~ Tim.
 

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 1:24 pm
I have read about him and his restaurant. he is awesome!!! I would love to go there!!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 23, 2013, 11:17 pm
Noted, thanks Carrie. :)
 

Diane L. (110)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 10:14 pm
I saw this on the news. Very inspiring! TY, Carrie.
 

Ashlyine B. (0)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 12:45 am
Personally I think overjoyed I discovered the blogs.
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