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Tim Harris

Restaurateur; Founder, Tim's Big Heart Foundation
Born in 1986 with Down Syndrome, Tim Harris’s life has been defined by exceeding expectations and inspiring those around him. His lifelong dream of owning his own restaurant came true in October 2010 when “Tim’s Place” opened its doors in Albuquerque, New Mexico, serving breakfast, lunch (and hugs.) To date, Tim has given out more than 80,000 hugs, reaching everyone from music legend Stevie Wonder to the President of the United States. Tim’s successful determination to own a restaurant, live a happy life and inspire others has captured the attention of people all over the world. In 2014 Tim founded Tim's Big Heart Foundation where his goal is to help other individuals with intellectual disabilities lead meaningful and fulfilling lives via entrepreneurship and inclusion in their communities.