Caine’s Cardboard Arcade

Let’s see if this doesn’t put a smile on your face.

9 year old Caine has built an arcade in his father’s auto supply shop where he spends his summers. With a wealth of cardboard and an imagination, Caine has lived out his dream, but hasn’t been very successful at getting customers, despite a fantastic deal of $2.00 for 500 plays. When Caine did get a customer, that person took notice of Caine’s hard work and thought it would be great to make a documentary short on the subject. He also invited all of LA to surprise Caine with a flashmob.

I sure wish more people noticed these sorts of things that kids do and help celebrate them. It reminds me of when I was about that age and to entertain myself on a long train ride between LA and Seattle I made and sold construction paper hats. I made money, too! At first it was just simple hats, but I started to get custom hat requests. I even got a request from a nun! I’m sure a few people thought I was annoying, but those people who didn’t make me feel like a 9 year old kid made my day.

Have a look at this video. And try to remember to celebrate the little things.

Caine’s Arcade from Nirvan Mullick on Vimeo.