TEDx: Tim Harris: What Is Important Is Love

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Tim Harris has become a beautiful example of what is possible when you dream big and live a life based on love and acceptance. During his talk, Tim will be discussing his many achievements and his belief that the most important quality humans have is love. After the jump, you may need tissues. MetroJacksonville is very proud to be a media sponsor of TEDxJacksonville. This great video of Tim Harris is from TEDxJacksonville 2015!

About Tim: 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, serving breakfast, lunch . . . and hugs. To date Tim has given out more than 70,000 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. His goal is to help other individuals with intellectual disabilities lead meaningful and fulfilling lives via entrepreneurship and inclusion in their communities.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx