Drive-By Joke Stand

6 year old boy in British Columbia sets up a “drive-by joke stand” and gets a shout out from fellow Canadian, Ryan Reynolds, on Twitter.


Callaghan McLaughlin had been looking forward to starting his own lemonade stand once the weather warmed up - but as everyone has been forced into quarantine, he had to improvise.


Rather than spend his time indoors, Callaghan decided to spread joy in his community by setting up a “drive-by joke stand” so he could make his neighbours laugh while respecting social distancing guidelines.


Callaghan’s mother Kelsea says that the youngster has been using one-liners from a kid’s joke book that she bought for him six months ago.


The youngster has been setting up shop every morning at the end of his driveway in Saanich, British Columbia for at least one hour before taking a lengthy lunch break and returning in the afternoon for another shift.


Callaghan also told CBC that he has been offering the jokes for free since he wants people to save their money for more important things - like groceries.


Although many passerby have reportedly been happy to humour Callaghan with a smile and a wave, the youngster was delighted to receive praise from Hollywood A-lister Ryan Reynolds after his labour of love was shared across national news outlets.


Despite his popularity, Callaghan says he's simply happy to spread some joy during such turbulent times.