Howdy Homemade hosted the most heartwarming Cinco de Mayo party we've seen in Dallas-Fort Worth. Kalin O'Brien kicked off a heartwarming video about the evening.

Howdy Homemade hosted the most heartwarming Cinco de Mayo party we've seen in Dallas-Fort Worth. Kalin O'Brien kicked off a heartwarming video about the evening.

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Ice cream and hot dogs: That was the Cinco de Mayo menu at Howdy Homemade in Dallas.

A feel-good scoop of ice cream is now available at Howdy Homemade

On Thursday night, Howdy Homemade owner Tom Landis says 2,281 people came to the big party, raising more than $5,000 to help a friend with special needs. You see, the Dallas ice cream shop employs people with special needs and is one of the only businesses of its kind in the North Texas area.

(And if you haven't been, Howdy Homemade's Dr Pepper chocolate chip ice cream is darn good; you should try it.)

Thursday's fundraiser was for Tim Harris, who CBS News says is the only person with Down Syndrome to own a restaurant. He closed his New Mexico restaurant Tim's Place recently, however, and is now considering whether he should open his own Howdy Homemade outside of Texas, says Dallas' Landis.

At Howdy Homemade's Cinco de Mayo, guests enjoyed hot dogs from Austin's Underdawgs, a food truck opened earlier this year in Fort Worth by Austin Underwood, who has Down syndrome. It looked like a great time for a great cause.

This 1 minute, 14 second video will make you smile:

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