6-Year-Old Boy Sets Up a Joke Stand to Make His Neighbors Laugh During Coronavirus Pandemic

Callaghan gets his jokes from the kid’s joke book titled Laugh Out Loud Jokes For Kids by Rob Elliott, but his mother said he's also learned a few new ones from the people who stop by his stand.

“He usually has a pretty high success rate of a joke returned,” Kelsea said. “He has learned a whole new repertoire.”

Many of the residents in Callaghan's neighborhood are elderly, and his mother said her son's uplifting joke stand has certainly had an impact on the community.

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“I think it helps them to feel a little more connected, because they’re one of our more isolated community groups,” the proud mother said. “It does bring a smile to people’s faces. It kind of reminds them of pre-pandemic times and kind of doing something fun.”

According to CNN, some of Callaghan's favorite jokes include: "What do you call a lazy kangaroo? A pouch potato!" and "What do you call a bug that’s bad at football? A fumble-bee!"

He recently even got a special shout-out from actor Ryan Reynolds, who called him a "hero" on Twitter. 

As of May 3, Canada has reported 60,502 cases of the coronavirus and 3,795 deaths, according to a Johns Hopkins database. They have also reported that 24,921 Canadians have recovered from the virus.

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