Video: Meet Tim Harris, the Special Olympian who owns his own restaurant
It’s a hugely inspirational story as Tim Harris talks about how much he loves working at his own restaurant, Tim’s Place.
By Adrian Collins
We’re not normally the most sentimental bunch, but we’ve seen the odd great story this week, and we’ve found another one.
Tim Harris is the only man in America with Down Syndrome who owns his own restaurant. Despite having to wake up at 5.30 am to get to work, Tim still loves his job so much that he has a dance outside in the parking lot before he goes in because he’s so happy.
His restaurant promises “Breakfast, Lunch and Hugs” as well as being the “World’s Friendliest Restaurant” and it delivers on both fronts.
Tim had wanted to own a restaurant since he was a kid, and with the help of his dad, he was able to realise his dream.
Apart from all that, he’s also a Special Olympic Athlete who has a huge collection of medals to his name from competitions across his home state of New Mexico.
Despite all the obstacles that seem to have been in his way, Tim never doubted, and this is a hugely inspirational video of his story. As his own brother said, “what’s he’s accomplished in his lifetime, [some] people can only dream of”, a truly great way of expressing how Tim has never let his disability get in the way of him achieving his dreams.