Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wow! What an Update on Caine's Arcade!

Here is a follow-up to my previous post about "Caine's Arcade."

Just a quick recap:
  • A 9 year old spend last summer at his dad's auto parts store in L.A.
  • He makes an arcade out of cardboard boxes using his old toys for prizes.
  • He works hard, tries to get people to play, and they don't.
  • He doesn't give up.
  • His first customer (looking for a door handle for his car) is intrigued by his creativity and "spunk." He also happens to be a film-maker.
  • He plays the games; he makes an eleven minute short film on Caine's arcade.
  • He invites people to surprise Caine by showing up on a Sunday afternoon.
  • They do, they play, and they give Caine "the best day of his life."
  • The short film goes viral (4.5 million views).
  • A website collects money for a scholarship fund. The film-maker (Nirvan Mullick)thought $25,000 was too high a goal. Well, here's the rest of the story...and it keeps getting better!

Oh, and a pinball company gave him a vintage pinball game, too! PLEASE, PLEASE don't forget the power of love, compassion, generosity, and kindness! Is there a Caine in your life who needs encouragement? Well, go and encourage! Today!!!

I loved what one article said about Nirvan. It was something like, "Nirvan set out to make Caine's day, and he's ended up making Caine's LIFE!" Never underestimate the exponential power of LOVE expressed in simple, sometimes LIFE-CHANGING.....KINDNESS!!!!!

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