Sometimes all you need is a hug. No one understands this better than Tim Harris, owner of the “world’s friendliest restaurant,” Tim’s Place. Tim, who was born with Down syndrome, loves nothing more than doling out hugs by the hundreds and his birthday coincidentally falls on National Hug Day.
To celebrate his birthday, Tim and his family hold an annual hug-a-thon to raise money for Firefighters Random Acts, a nonprofit run by Albuquerque firefighters. Tim’s hugs are always free but he will be accepting donations for hugs with a goal of giving 2,000 hugs and raising $10,000 for charity.