Nine-year-old Caine Monroy didn’t expect his DIY arcade to bring in much revenue. After all, his cardboard fun center doesn’t have the most solid business plan–one dollar buys customers two turns on any arcade game, but two dollars buys a 500-turn “Fun Pass”– nor does it have the most marketable location–his father’s used auto parts storefront in East L.A.. Nevertheless, a carefully planned flashmob, a film crew and this young engineer’s intricately crafted summer side project has already generated more than $89,000 to Caine’s college fund. Check out Caine’s Arcade’s video backstory above.
If life’s got you down, a video of a 9-year-old entrepreneur having the “the best day of [his] whole life” is sure to brighten yours.
(Caine’s father is asking for donations of a $1 or more for his son’s college fund, either through cainesarcade.com or by downloading the Caine’s Arcade theme song from the viral video. The goal: $100,000. And he’s almost achieved it…in just a couple days.