Tim's Place: Service with a Smile

Tim Harris is the owner of the restaurant “Tim’s Place: Breakfast, Lunch and Hugs”. Tim is the only person in America with Down syndrome to own a restaurant. Starting every day with a dance on his way into work, Tim’s joy is contagious and evident, particularly through the restaurant's speciality: his famous hugs. He always focuses on hugging those around them with the mindset that love is more important than the food he is serving. Despite his disability, he succeeded in following his dreams of being a restaurant entrepreneur, while also managing to be a special Olympics athlete (winning more medals than Michael Phelps). Tim’s joy and accomplishments are inspiring.

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Anthony Robles

Anthony Robels was born with one leg and now is a National Champion in Division I College Wrestling. He is now receiving an award for perseverance. This clip features his mother explaining his story of overcoming the odds and rising above what other expected of him. While accepting the award, Anthony thanks his mother for pouring into him and for teaching him to never let what he cannot do interfere with what he can do. This clips features the perseverance of both Anthony and his mother.

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Red

In this video, a boy who appears to be of about middle school age and has red hair is repeatedly picked on by a group of three older and bigger students making fun of him,  saying things like, “I bet his only friend is his mom,” and calling him Red. Another young man who had been witnessing these incidents stands up for the red-headed boy by dying his own hair red and silently sitting behind him, driving the bullies away. The purpose of this video is not that you should copy the appearance of someone being bullied and that will make everything better, but rather that it doesn’t even take words to deter bullying, it can just be you standing by a victim and being a friend.

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