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Gaming 2012/04/11 23:36:10
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Caine's Arcade might not have the glitz of your local Dave and Buster's, but it has something no chain arcade will ever have -- the heart of a 9-year-old boy. When Caine first built a cardboard arcade in the front room of his dad's East L.A. used auto parts shop, he was happy to get a single customer. Luckily, that first customer had a plan.

When filmmaker Nirvan Mullick stumbled upon the 9-year-old's creation, he was so intrigued he decided to promote it with a viral video. To do it, Mullick created a "flash mob" event on Facebook, and it quickly hit the front page of Reddit. Since then, Caine has raised more than $80,000 -- enough to set up a scholarship fund. But we couldn't do his story justice with words. You have to watch the video -- and then let us know: Would you play at Caine's Arcade?

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  • Fenabarb 2012/04/25 10:14:45
    Yes
    Fenabarb
    have a nine year old boy - well done Caine
  • JasonLuckoski 2012/04/22 01:55:39
    Yes
    JasonLuckoski
    If only more kids in America were like this young man.
  • SilveryRow 2012/04/15 17:46:36
    No
    SilveryRow
    But more power to him, it's a startling and innovative past-time for a child.
  • PrettyGurl18 2012/04/15 07:06:39
    Yes
    PrettyGurl18
    Right on Caine!
    the right stuff
  • Jackie 2012/04/15 00:14:36
    Yes
    Jackie
    I'd be honored to play there.
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2012/04/14 22:20:55
    No
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    It's cute, but I don't bother with fairground games.
  • Sakus<3 2012/04/14 16:59:32
    Yes
    Sakus<3
    This little boy is going to be a genius engineer one day.
  • bettyboop 2012/04/14 14:04:31
    Yes
    bettyboop
    Smart young man. It amazes me how children can come up with the things they do. Thanks for sharing this video!
  • Cap 2012/04/14 03:03:48
    Yes
    Cap
    +1
    Whatever it takes to deserve to play at Caine's Arcade I probably don't have, at least on many days, but, if all Caine wants are customers who'll delight in his handiwork, sign me up. And I'd like to see Nirvan Mullick get an Academy Award for his efforts; rarely have I seen such a worthy celebration of Boy's Life.
  • Taylor 2012/04/14 01:41:25
    Yes
    Taylor
    +1
    Isn't that just the sweetest thing?
  • Meako 2012/04/14 00:34:44
    Yes
    Meako
    Next Steve Jobs.........
  • fozzpawz 2012/04/13 20:22:27
    Yes
    fozzpawz
    +1
    That is SOOOOO cute
  • Greatkibble 2012/04/13 18:10:05
    Yes
    Greatkibble
    +1
    I'd play if I ever got the chance.
  • Black_Rose 2012/04/13 16:28:39
    Yes
    Black_Rose
    +2
    I think it would be interesting to play at a cardboard arcade.
  • Merhabi Daham 2012/04/13 14:11:29
    No
    Merhabi Daham
    I do not want to play in his arcade. Not for any dumb reasons like saying that it sucks or is inadequate for my gaming needs. I just don't want to go to an arcade, ever. If possible i would totally donate to him.
  • Abi 2012/04/13 13:30:13
    Yes
    Abi
    He is adorable!!!
  • the wizz 2012/04/13 03:43:49
    Yes
    the wizz
    +4
    YES, and I,m a 30 year professional Arcade and pinball game tech. !!!! YES he,s not only a genius he,s an inspiration for other kids !!!! THIS is a young man who will go places in life just because he thinks inside the box " ( pun intended ! ) !!!!! His Dad should swell with pride to have such a great kid to enjoy watching as her grows up to manhood !!!!
  • ShamshirMkII 2012/04/13 02:09:14
    Yes
    ShamshirMkII
    +3
    This level of ingenuity is so rare these days, even more so among young kids like him. Kudos to you, little Caine :D

    P/S: I'd really love to try his claw machine XD
  • Sonic 2012/04/13 01:59:20
    No
    Sonic
    +1
    Not unless there's a dance machine (or other rhythm based game) there.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/04/13 00:39:53
    Yes
    Tennessee3501
    I would like to take Anne Hathaway to play at Caine's Arcade in her Catwoman costume!
  • Ardwin_Viesheight 2012/04/13 00:30:05
    Yes
    Ardwin_Viesheight
    +2
    Of course! How awesome is that? Lol.
  • Gahnzo 2012/04/13 00:10:21
    Yes
    Gahnzo
    +3
    Quite the young businessman... gotta give the kid a lot of credit.. and to his dad too for NOT raining on his parade and encouraging him.. in spite of it all Caine didn't give up.. pretty cool
  • Andjella ObeyYMCMB 2012/04/12 23:52:05
    Yes
    Andjella  ObeyYMCMB
    This is awesome..:D
  • Chaya2010 2012/04/12 23:37:12
    Yes
    Chaya2010
    +1
    Brilliant brings a smile to my face.
  • ruthannhausman 2012/04/12 23:35:15
    Yes
    ruthannhausman
    +2
    Always a pleasure to read about ambitious young people like this. Likewise it is extremely heartwarming to read about the support he's gotten. Now that's what life is supposed to be all about.
  • Uranos7 2012/04/12 22:36:31
    Yes
    Uranos7
    +4
    He is not only imaginative but determinned most kids would have given up the first week.
  • Praise the Fallen 2012/04/12 21:25:15
    Yes
    Praise the Fallen
    +1
    That is really good most kids should be more like this instead of playing video games 7 hours a day
  • TheMadChameleon 2012/04/12 21:19:23
    Yes
    TheMadChameleon
    +1
    Wow, that's awesome! What an innovative kid!
  • ~Kutie~ 2012/04/12 21:10:48
    Yes
    ~Kutie~
    +2
    This is the sweetist story ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<3!...
  • William barbee 2012/04/12 21:08:07
    No
    William barbee
    nooooooo
  • Bethielove 2012/04/12 20:59:43
    Yes
    Bethielove
    +1
    HELL YES I WANT TO PLAY!!!
  • LOLLIPOP 2012/04/12 20:56:16
    Yes
    LOLLIPOP
    He is so cute!!! This is such a great story.
  • EB 2012/04/12 20:44:35
    Yes
    EB
    HE IS A GREAT KID!
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/04/12 20:25:16
    Yes
    Margaret Jacobson
    +1
    I would like to "try " anything at least one time!!!.............IF NOT PAINFUL OR ILLEGAL!!!
  • Kern 2012/04/12 19:46:28
    Yes
    Kern
    I would probably be a regular there.
  • Seeker of Truth - War Wizard 2012/04/12 19:17:34
    Yes
    Seeker of Truth - War Wizard
    +3
    How dare this kid believe in making money by offering a service! Doesn't he know Capitalism is evil!?
  • Kern Seeker ... 2012/04/12 19:47:11
    Kern
    +3
    You can't let it be a nice story about a kid doing what he loves.
  • Seeker ... Kern 2012/04/12 19:56:30
    Seeker of Truth - War Wizard
    +3
    Did you not get the dripping sarcasm in my post?
  • Kern Seeker ... 2012/04/12 20:06:28
    Kern
    +3
    Apprently not. Have you seen my avatar? LOL Sorry about that.
  • Mud 2012/04/12 17:25:38
    Yes
    Mud
    +2
    That kid is pretty cool.

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