Tim's Place in Albuquerque, New Mexico is truly a special place. Tim Harris, the owner, is the only know restaurant owner with Down Syndrome and his story is an inspiration to us all. A college grad and accomplished Special Olympian Tim's dream has always been to own a restaurant and his eatery is, indeed, special.

One of the reasons it is special, reports The Huffington Post, is the connection Tim makes with his customers.

"I love giving all the customers a hug because I want them to feel comfortable and connected and being around friends,” Harris told Albuquerque The Magazine. It's called the Tim Hug -— a "calorie-free" and "guilt-free" treat that, according to the menu description, guarantees to "improve your lease on life."

via Tim's Place, Restaurant Run By 26-Year-Old With Down Syndrome, Serves Hugs With Lunch.

Life sometimes presents obstacles but the human spirit is very bit the match of them and stories like this just confirm that determination and perseverance will win out. Check out Tim's winning spirit.

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