Discover and share stories

of adventure, connection, and change making.

Do

5 others are in

Do It

Hug everyone you meet!

HooplaHa

Where
Anywhere

Sometimes all you need is a hug. No one understands this better than Tim Harris, owner of Tim's place -- the "world's friendliest restaurant." 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 is accepting donations for hugs with a goal of giving 2,000 hugs and raising $10,000 for charity.

Continue to hooplaha.com

Inappropriate?

Discuss

  1. {{attachment.file.name}}
  1. {{fields.video_link.url}}

Ready to post! You’ve uploaded the maximum number of images.

Your video is ready to post!

Oops! Nice pic, but it’s just not our (file) type. Please try uploading a .jpg or .png image.

Well, this is embarrassing. Something went wrong when posting your comment. Care to try again?

That image is too large. Maximum size is 6MB.

Please enter a valid URL from YouTube or Vimeo.

Embedding has been disabled for this video.

{{c.errors.other}}

Posting comment...

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    This is such an amazing example of how we can all do simple things to effect our communities by 1) breaking down barriers between society 2) connecting and partnering with local organizations.