Tuesday, April 10

9-Year Old Kid Makes His Own Arcade, Flash Mob Takes It Over

This seriously might be the best thing I've seen in awhile. It's a story about Caine Monroy, a 9-year old boy who created his own cardboard arcade in his father's auto shop during summer vacation. While other kids were out running around and eating popsicles (kids still do that, right?). Since his dad's auto shop is in an area of East LA that doesn't get a ton of foot traffic, business was slow. 

Until one day a man named Nirvan came in and saw this incredible arcade. He asked Caine how it worked--it was $1 for four plays, and $2 for a Fun Pass, which gave you 500 plays in a month. Nirvan smartly took the Fun Pass. Nirvan recruited some people to come and give the arcade the grand opening it deserved.

Please watch this video--it's worth the 11 minute runtime. And if you're ever in East LA, make sure to visit Caine's Arcade!

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