"Come rain or shine, 88-year-old Bermudian Johnny Barnes devotes six hours every day to an endearing traffic ritual that has made him one of the island’s most cherished citizens."
Johnny Barnes has been telling Bermudians he loves them every day for ... twenty-six years! He stands at a busy traffic roundabout during the morning commute, waving, loving and "covering" drivers "with honey." I first read about Johnny's love in 2007, but after watching this ten-minute documentary, I feel it.The documentary was featured on Short of the Week, where reviewer Jason Sondhi writes:
I guess this resonates with me because the same questions have been asked about my work, and I've psycho-babble-analysed why I do what I do more than I care to admit. I'm awfully happy to hear that Mr. Sondhi concludes:
I'm still aiming for relentless optimism and good-feeling until all cynicism fades. I've only been sending I Love You's out to the world for eleven years, so I've got a lot to learn from Johnny.