A Little Cardboard and a Lot of Inspiration

A Little Cardboard and a Lot of Inspiration

If this little 9 year old boy doesn’t inspire you to add a bit more play to your life, I don’t know who will! Caine Monroy is a resident of East LA, and has the entrepreneurial spirit of George Washington, if you ask me. Check out the short film about him below! The sweet backstory of this fabulous short, made by Nirvan Mullick, can be found here! (Follow him on Twitter @nirvan). How amazing would the world be if we all had parents as supportive and encouraging as Caine’s dad!

“9 year old Caine Monroy, who built an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store, is about to have the best day of his life.”

“A short film by Nirvan, produced by Interconnected.

Download Caine’s Arcade Theme Song by Juli Crockett 

(All proceeds benefit the Caine’s Arcade Foundation to help

find, foster, and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in more kids like Caine!)”


via Caine’s Arcade.

And you can even help send this little 9 year old dreamer to college, if you like, at http://cainesarcade.com/!

What are some of your most magical memories of playing as a child? Were you an inventor too? An explorer? A lover of forts (forts were my weakness!), or do you have any play moments that you still keep with you in a secret memory compartment of joy? How do you keep the magic of play with you now? Or encourage it with your children? Feel free to share below!

And feel free to send some love to Mr. Caine, or pay him a visit even to test your luck the next time you’re in Los Angeles! ;]