People who are born with Down Syndrome are special in that they are born with an extra copy of a chromosome in their genes. It wasn’t until 1959 that Dr. Jerome Lejeune, a French physician, made the discovery that Down Syndrome was the result of a chromosomal abnormality so there is no pill or operation that can make one ordinary just like most people.
It is not hereditary, not from your parents. It is simply what it is. For every 800 babies that are born, one will have Down Syndrome and this group of the population will look somewhat similar in appearance and it can affect people of all ages, races, religious backgrounds and economic situations. All people with this will have some degree of intellectual disability but are 90% happy and 10% stubborn. I wish I could be ninety percent happy.
My friend grew up being in special education classes and can never forget how different everyone was in those classes even to the point that some classmates were extremely amorous, yes, too touchy and feely in reaching out to be friendly . She rightly so, did not want the advances but coped with the situations in her own way, she decked the guy as Tim’s family dealt with his amazing friendliness in their way.
Tim greets everyone who comes to the restaurant and gives the customers a hug and a seat. His father is a small business owner and helped Tim to secure his own place financially. Other people are hired to do the boring stuff like the cooking and cleaning and financials. Tim gets to do the fun stuff and the most important stuff, which is being friendly and giving the customers a good feeling about their dining experience and want to return to the restaurant. So, in essence it turns out that Tim has the most important job of all.
There, love is not only in the air, you can even order a hug from the menu and even if you don’t order it, chances are you will get a hug anyway; if you’re lucky Tim might even tweak your nose. Who does that? He even keeps a hug counter and is quick to tell you that he has almost 19,000 hugs. It is good to take your job seriously.