Bermuda’s Mr. Happy Man ‘makes the world a happier place’

Nadine Bells
Good News

He's not crazy. He's not homeless. He's just happy. And he loves you.

Eighty-eight-year-old Bermudan Johnny Barnes, aka Mr. Happy Man, spends six hours a day joyfully greeting everyone who drives by his roundabout.

A new documentary celebrates the man:

"For the last few decades, Bermuda's most beloved resident, Johnny Barnes, has dedicated his life to making the world a happier place in his own unique way."

Watch the award-winning short film about Mr. Happy Man, by Matt Morris Films, below. Get ready to smile.

"This is the kind of story that really is best told in a short documentary — you could write about Johnny Barnes and undoubtedly come up with something very evocative (in fact, I'm sure people have), but it's wonderful to actually watch Barnes do his thing, because the sincerity with which he expresses himself has to really be seen, or it could sound rote. And whatever it is, it is not rote," NPR's Linda Holmes writes.