Tuesday, March 5, 2013


 Every now and then, you come across a story that is simply far too good not to share, so with thanks to news.com.au, here is Tim's story... 

Tim is a shining example of what love can do... he comes from an amazing family who see his heart, not just the differences.

Hugs on the menu: The world's best restaurateur

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Tim Harris's story has attracted a huge amount of media interest. Picture: Tim's Place

TIM Harris owns the "world's friendliest restaurant", and is probably the world's happiest person.

His restaurant specialises in good food, good service, and hugs.
"I am a lean, mean, hugging machine," he boasts with a broad smile across his face.
"The hugs are way more important than the food. I mean food is just food."

Tim dancing

Tim dancing in the carpark before work. Because he's that kind of guy. Picture: AOL

Tim really is a special person.
He starts every day by doing a "dance of magic" because he's so excited about coming to work. He personally greets every customer who walks through the door.
It's impossible to watch him talk about his life, and watch him go to work, and not find yourself smiling.

Tim Harris

Tim, the world's friendliest restaurant owner, always with a smile on his face. Picture: AOL

He told his parents when he was 14 that his dream was to open a restaurant and to make people feel better.
He's a shining example of what anyone can achieve, and a reminder that you need only the simple things in life in order to be a happy.

Tim hugging

Tim has given out more than 30,000 hugs. It's on the menu. Picture: AOL

"We are the world's friendliest restaurant," he said.
"I do not let my disability crush my dreams.
"People with disabilities can do anything they set their minds to. They're special. We are a gift to the world."
The "hug counter" in Tim's Place is around 32,475. That's some gift.
Read more about Tim's story here.

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