The Spreading Happiness Show: A Daily Dose of Happiness During the Coronavirus Crisis

During the Coronavirus crisis, we can all use a little cheering up. That’s exactly what John and Mark X. Cronin, the co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks deliver. Each night, the two sock guys broadcast their “Spreading Happiness Show,” what they call a daily dose of happiness. 

“We have a mission to spread happiness and that’s exactly what we do on our show,” said John Cronin. The two men co-founded John’s Crazy Socks, an online sock store that was inspired by John, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks, or what he calls his “crazy socks.”

John and Mark broadcast live on Facebook each evening at 7 p.m. eastern time. John tells jokes and dances a little and the two have been known to break into song. Mostly it is a father and son talking about their day and lives. They interact with viewers, connecting with people across the United States and around the world. 

Sarah Barth, a fan, wrote, “Way to end the day. Look forward to you two.”

Mark X. Cronin said, “We want to bring a smile to people, to let them know that we will get through this.”

The “Spreading Happiness Show” reaches 25,000 people per episode and the number is growing as word spreads. 

Angie Mathes wrote, “My favorite part of the day, what an inspiration you are to our family.” 

“These two are the best contagion. Made my day,” added W.E. Ahlsen

Alex Stieber echoed many responses when he wrote, “Thanks for putting a smile on my face.” 

Mark and John will continue their nightly show as long as people are staying at home to “flatten the curve.” 

“I love doing the “Spreading Happiness Show,” said John. “I want to make people happy. And I want to show what I can do, what everyone with a differing ability can do. “