If you build it, they will come. That’s just what happened to 9-year-old Caine Monroy who built a complex arcade out of cardboard in his father’s East LA Auto Parts store. Caine’s Arcade features handmade soccer games, a claw machine and all have built in hand-fed ticket dispensers. Yup, the kid’s ingenious, creative and awesome.
Filmmaker Nirvan Mullick – who just happened to be Caine’s first customer – not only filmed Caine and his masterpiece but he arranged – via Facebook – for a flashmob to descend upon the hidden gem. And Caine, he could not be more thrilled…
The 10 minute film is sweet, heartwarming, and inspirational. This kid – he is going places. As the Caine’s Arcade website says, “Imagine what this kid could build with an Engineering degree,” so they have started a scholarship fund which is already up to over seven grand. Just showed yet again how awesome the internet is. Check out the film right here: