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Boy’s Amazing Cardboard Arcade (Video)

Nine-year-old Caine Monroy, spent his summer building an incredible cardboard arcade in his dad’s auto parts shop. The shop, located in East Los Angeles, doesn’t get many walk-in customers, and the arcade only had one player all summer. That customer, however, was amazed with what the boy had done, and organized a really heartwarming flash mob through Facebook! I guarantee you’ll get tears in your eyes from this video!

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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3:25PM PDT on May 30, 2012

wow

1:07AM PDT on May 12, 2012

What an unbelievable, talented kid! So inspirational to me! He put a big smile on my face :)
Thank god for parents like this!

12:47PM PDT on Apr 20, 2012

What a wonderful world!......

12:37PM PDT on Apr 20, 2012

What a great guy to stop and interact with some random kid, it shows he is connected to his own inner child also. Then by making the film and getting all those people to play his arcade, he shows he has a great heart. The boy is really a genius, what a fantastic spacial awareness he has and not sitting at some computer playing brain numbing games. But this is also because of his Dad, great Dad and just such a heart-warming film, when we have so many horrible and serious things to fight for, like a breath of fresh air. I hope he goes a long way and never loses the gift that was noticed in him by this Angel of a man, and his dear Dad too!
Wonderful, thank you, it's inspired me to use my talents more too!

10:47AM PDT on Apr 15, 2012

What a wonderfull thing they did! made that boys day. God Bless them.

8:34PM PDT on Apr 13, 2012

Awesome little man!!! Awesome Dad also!!!

7:41AM PDT on Apr 12, 2012

Kids always did like playing with large cardboard boxes. Hope this kid grows up to be an engineer and not waste his natural talents! Dad is extra special by encouraging his son's natural play in his store.

2:16AM PDT on Apr 12, 2012

make my day :) what ossom story and genius boy, keep going!

6:45PM PDT on Apr 11, 2012

Probably the best day ever for that talented young man and he will never forget it. Awesome guy who planned the special day and all the people who came to play the games Caine built from cardboard-kudos to them all. Made my day watching this. Thanks.

6:45PM PDT on Apr 11, 2012

Wow a kid not sitting at a computer all day....how novel! :-) Very talented little kid...

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