If he was anywhere else in the world the men in white coats would lock him up and throw away the key. But this is Bermuda, and each weekday morning from 05:00 to 10:00, retired bus driver Johnny Barnes stands in the middle of Crow Lane roundabout and says a cheery ‘Good Morning!’ to Bermuda’s commuters.
Rain or shine he’s always there with his radio, backpack and straw hat; providing a glimmer of hope that work won’t be as bad as it normally is.
In recognition of this, many Bermudians clubbed together and commissioned local sculptor Desmond Fountain to create a bronze statue of Johnny that now stands near the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.
Johnny Barnes is quite simply the most popular and friendliest man in Bermuda. He loves to chat with visitors and pose for photographs. Go visit him and feel the love.