Uplifting Video: Disabled Man’s Restaurant Specializes in Breakfast, Lunch, and Hugs

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Tim Harris, owner of the three-year-old restaurant Tim’s Place in Albuquerque, has Down syndrome, but says he is undeterred by his disability. He even dances to work. When the Huffington Post caught up with the 26-year-old last year, he told them he had given away more than 19,000 hugs. He knows, it turns out, because he has a hug counter hanging in the dining room. (That number is now at 39,000 and counting.) “The hugs are way more important than the food,” Harris tells AOL, in the video that’s straight ahead. “The food is food.”