ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - He's known for his hugs in Albuquerque and it’s no secret Tim Harris has been getting a lot of attention nationally.
On Saturday night, he was given even more recognition.
Harris received the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.
Harris, who might be the only person with Down Syndrome in the U.S. who owns and operates his own place, has been giving away free hugs since opening the restaurant in 2011.
The award recognizes those who have championed their challenge in several categories such as humanitarian work, self-advocacy, and public service.
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