Johnny Barnes Video Tops 100,000 Views

February 17, 2012

Within three days of Director Matt Morris uploading the full version of “Mr. Happy Man” documentary online, it has garnered over 100,000 views.

The award winning documentary features Bermudian Johnny Barnes, the well known morning greeter on Crow Lane who has spent decades waving to commuters.

Posted on video sharing network Vimeo, the film has also received over 1,500 “likes” and 65 comments. “Great short, now I wanna visit Bermuda just to meet this old man,” said one poster.

“Loved the movie! Love you too, Johnny Barnes, the world needs more people like you!,” said another comment.

The film won the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the AFI/Discovery Silverdocs, the Best Documentary Short Film at the Sidewalk Motion Picture Festival, an Honorable Mention at the Nashville Film Festival, and an Ideal Award at the Adventure Film Festival.

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  1. Sparky says:

    Aaah…Johnnie Barnes. He’s our little national treasure. Some people have said to me that he’s just a “silly little old man”, but they don’t see the light of love coming from his eyes. They don’t see the wisdom of simply loving people just because they are sharing our planet. He can draw a smile from the most miserable, the most hateful, the most destitute. That takes talent and heart. I wish there were people like him everywhere, willing to put their love on public display, sharing it with all. When he is gone, I hope everyone will look at his statue and still get that good feeling….

  2. specialgirl4you says:

    Keep spreading the Love Johnny, Love is the greatest gift of all!!