Google Celebrates Father’s Day with a Video about a Father and Son Business, John’s Crazy Socks

Google Celebrates Father’s Day with a Video about a Father and Son Business, John’s Crazy Socks

Google celebrated Father’s Day by releasing a video about John’s Crazy Socks, a father-son business. John Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, wanted to sell crazy socks because “they let me be me” and he wanted to go into business with his Dad. John’s Crazy Socks is truly a business born out of love between a father and son.   

Google published a blog article and a video about the relationship between the two and their business. The internet search giant also put a link on the Google Home page reading:  “Happy Father’s Day! Check out how a father-son business turned crazy socks into hope.”

John and his father Mark X. Cronin opened their online store in December 2016 with a mission to spread happiness. They have built the business on four pillars:

  • Inspiration and Hope
  • Giving Back
  • Socks You Can Love
  • Making It Personal

John says, “We want to show what is possible when you give someone a chance.” The business has created 35 jobs with 16 held by people with differing abilities. They have raised $130,000 for charity partners through their Giving Back Program. Their store features over 1,900 different socks, a Sock of the Month Club and many gift boxes and gift bags. Each package gets a thank you note from John and some candy. In their first year and a half of business, John’s Crazy Socks has shipped over 107,000 orders to every state and 44 different countries and earned $4 million in revenue.

Mark says, “We hire people based on what they can do, not what they cannot do. We show that people with differing abilities are ready, willing and able to work. People with differing abilities can not only continuable to a business, but make it a success.”

About John’s Crazy Socks 

John’s Crazy Socks was co-founded by the father and son team of Mark and John Cronin. John says, “we have a mission to spread happiness.” They opened their online store on December 9, 2016 and have managed to grow the company rapidly.  

Mark X. Cronin says, “We offer over 1,900 different socks that people can love: beautiful, colorful, fun and crazy socks that let people express their passions and personalities. We deliver the socks through fast and personal service and every package includes some candy and a thank you note from John.” Giving back is important at John’s Crazy Socks so the company donates five percent of earnings to the Special Olympics and raises money for its charity partners through Awareness and Charity Socks. 

John’s Crazy Socks has garnered media attention from the BBCFox Business News,  ABC NewsMoney Magazine, The Mighty and Fox-5NY among other media outlets.  

To learn more about John’s Crazy Socks, please visit our website or Facebook page. You can also contact us at or call 631-760-5625