Caine Monroy is an inspiration! He had a dream to create this incredibly creative arcade built out of cardboard boxes he found in his Dad’s warehouse. He spent months building the games by hand in hopes that one day he would have a lot of customers to enjoy the games.
As luck would have it, his first customer was Nirvan Mullick, a filmmaker looking for a door handle for his car. Impressed by what he saw, Nirvan decided to organize a flash mob to get customers to the arcade, which he documented and made into this short film. Nirvan also helped set up a scholarship fund for Caine with the hope of raising $25,000 for his college fund. You can donate at Caine’s Arcade website.
As Caine and his Dad drove home from the arcade after the flash mob, Caine said to his Dad. “This was the best day of my whole life.”
Update to this story:
As of April 17, 2012 not only has Caine’s scholarship fund raised over $170,000, but The Goldhirsh Foundation has pledged to match the donations dollar for dollar up to $250,000. The money from Goldhirsch will go towards the Caine’s Arcade Foundation, which was set up to help other creative kids reach their dreams.