Image via CainesArcade
We were seriously jealous of IT Girl’s recent trip to The 1-Up in Denver–25 cent arcade games? Talk about a childhood flashback. While we don’t have a trip to Colorado planned anytime soon, luckily this week brought some inspiration from a cool 9-year-old kid who reminded us to dream big.
Caine Monroy loved arcades so much that he decided to build his own out of cardboard boxes at his dad’s used auto parts store. Caine’s first and only customer happened to be a filmmaker who decided to make a short film about his hard work. It drummed up a lot of press–and customers–in the process.
Now, according to the Caine’s Arcade website, more than $137,000 has been raised for his college scholarship fund. Within DAYS. Can’t wait to see what this kid will do with an engineering degree! Watch the moving short film at WIRED’s GeekDad.blog comments powered by Disqus