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This restaurant owner with Down syndrome is winning at life and giving out hugs along the way

Tim Harris is a lot of things. He’s a restaurant owner, a Special Olympic athlete, a lover of hugs, and a person with Down Syndrome.

His approach to running his restaurant is simple, give people good food and lots of hugs. Learn more about Tim and Tim’s Place on his website here. We can learn a lot from Tim’s go-getter approach to living and never letting anything hold him back.

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LOOK: Toronto can learn a few things from the stunning design of Stockholm’s subway

Here is Toronto we are used to simple, utilitarian subway stations. Even our friends over in Montreal take a much more artistic approach to how their stations appear. Unfortunately the type of rock in which we are digging here in Toronto means that our stations are quite often as small as possible, but newer station designs like Museum show that a small space can still have a big visual impact.

All of that is nothing compared to Stockholm’s Metro system. Take a look at the images collected below by VisualNews that show the fantastic take the Swedes have in their subway stations.

1. Fantastic escalators through red stone.

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2. Looks like the escalator through Mordor.

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3. With a cool woodland scene on the walls.

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4. Even more epic escalators.

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5. Patterns, exposed stone, and sculpture all in one.

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6. Half buried pillars.

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7. This flower mosaic looks like a cross between Super Mario and Easter eggs.

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8. These awesome elevators look like Saul Bass designed a villain’s lair from a Bond movie.

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9. They’ve got ghosts in their tiles.

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10. Geometric shapes in an ice cavern design.

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11. Stunning view from the platform.

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12. View from inside of a train.

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13. Even the trains themselves look fantastic.

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14. Even more epic cavernous escalators.

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15. The simplest doors are designed to catch your eye.

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16. It is a wonder anyone makes it to work on time when these stations beg to be marveled at.

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17. Giant leaves overhead.

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18. Checkers and houndstooth overhead.

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19. a Cross between Alice in Wonderland and the Chamber of Secrets.

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20. These stations are so striking it wouldn’t surprise me if these statues came alive at night.

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21. Complete with ancient ruins to admire on your way to the train.

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LOOK: This photo essay of a man saving a sick and homeless dog might bring you to tears

Reddit user HeySupFrank posted up these shocking images of a neglected dog’s rescue and journey back to health.

Warning: the following images may be shocking at first, but seeing this dog’s healing process through and first experiences with the love and care of a human being is absolutely priceless.

1. Found in his makeshift shelter this dog is obviously living a rough life.

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2. His wound is severe.

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3. His rescue begins.

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4. He is friendly from the start.

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5. He can barely walk from the pain off his infected wound.

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6. He is carried to safety.

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7. He’s weak.

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8. The beginning of this dog’s new life.

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9. The beginning of this dog’s new life and his new family.

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10. They begin to clean the wound.

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11. Some care and a real bed for the first time in who knows how long.

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12. He loves treats just like every other dog out there.

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13. Everyone is happy to help.

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14. A new bed!

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15. Cleaning him as he snacks from his new food bowl.

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16. More friends are happy to help.

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17. Well on the way to recovery.

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18. On an IV drip.

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19. Poor guy.

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20. Almost all healed.

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21. Bones!

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22. New best friends for life.

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23. Best friends!

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24. Happy and healthy, he looks like a different dog than the one he found.

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25. A happy ending for these best buddies!

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WATCH: Can Toronto learn something from NYC’s new outlook on streets?

What a difference a few years and a determined attitude can make.

This video, put together by Clarence Eckerson at Streetfilms, shows the transformation of some of New York’s busiest roadways to best accommodate tourists, pedestrians, bicycles, cars, and public transit.

The metropolis’ reputation for mean streets may have to be reviewed with all of these scenes of smiling and happy people co-existing in the same space. The inclusion of separated bike lanes, public spaces, green spaces and more as part of the urban landscape seems to have all but supplanted the cliche of the gridlocked, honking, angry streets New York was once known for with a much more serene alternative.

Can Toronto learn something from New York’s street revitalization?