A Cardboard Dream


Every so often the internet does great things for a person. This is one of those times.

Caine's Arcade is a viral video going around right now. A 9-yr old boy in LA made his own cardboard arcade in his father's auto parts shop. However, Caine never had a single customer until this one guy came along. This same guy decided he should get a few friends together and in no time, had a flashmob ready to surprise Caine.

If you have 10 minutes to spend doing something today, I highly suggest it's to watch this video. Seriously, it'll make your day! Just like it has made mine.
"Caine Monroy is a 9-year old boy who spent his summer vacation building an elaborate DIY cardboard arcade in his dad’s used auto parts store. 
Caine dreamed of the day he would have lots of customers visit his arcade, and he spent months preparing everything, perfecting the game design, making displays for the prizes, designing elaborate security systems, and hand labeling paper-lunch-gift-bags. However, his dad’s autoparts store (located in an industrial part of East LA) gets almost zero foot traffic, so Caine’s chances of getting a customer were very small, and the few walk in customers that came through were always in too much of a hurry to get their auto part to play Caine’s Arcade. But Caine never gave up."

Since the video has aired, a website and scholarship fun has been set-up in Caine's name and over $57,000 has been raised.

If any of you guys live near LA you should visit it sometime! I know I would :]

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I've also got a big announcement for all of you who have been admiring my recent spotlight artwork. Stay tuned for more info ;)

<3 Stephanie

1 comment:

  1. That seriously melted my heart. I could go off on a tangent about how cold and distant people can be, and how the world can be a big huge bummer a lot of the time, but I'll skip that dark part and get to the end sentiment: it warms me and restores my faith in humanity when I hear stories like this. Thank you for sharing.