Caine's Arcade – I Want The Fun Pass!

Caine's Arcade

This viral video has been warming hearts left and right around the globe, including mine. In fact, the first time I saw it I got a little choked up. Tears of joy welled up, along with feelings that this world is a great place and the knowing that children hold hope for us all.

So we've got this sweet little boy named Caine. He's spending the summer hanging out in his dad's used auto parts store in East LA. Caine takes a bunch of empty cardboard boxes and turns them into an arcade. But not just a pint sized arcade, but an entire front-of-the-store arcade.

Kids with cardboard boxes... the possibilities are endless. But then this young filmmaker came by the store, saw the ingenuity in Caine's efforts, and... watch the video to get the rest of the story.

Caine's Arcade from Nirvan Mullick on Vimeo.

I relate to Caine. He's creative, inventive, risk taking yet tender hearted. He moved forward with his ideas but also kept a part guarded, needing assurance that it was safe for him to show up in this way. The flash mob you'll see in this video are, in my opinion, a band of angels watching over Caine and giving him the assurance to keep moving. To keep going. Never quit.

All of you reading this post are my band of angels during this public rebranding effort.


Check out the other articles in Nancy's public rebranding series!


  1. That is the coolest thing I've seen in a long long time. Awesome. Nothing will seem impossible to this kid for the rest of his life.

    • I love the calculators and the fun pass code security system he created!

  2. Thanks so much Jack for letting me play here on Blog Success during my rebrand. Things like this (Caine's Arcade) make me glad I never grew up.

    • Yes! Now you have the perfect excuse for your immaturity! :) (I use it myself, often.)

  3. What an inspiration! It doesn't have to take a kid to be a kid! But it sure helps if you've got belief in yourself and the courage to persevere. Even if it's against all odds. Thank you for posting this. I wouldn't have missed for the world!

    • It really does give you a lift, doesn't it? :-)

  4. Nancy this is absolutely beautiful. (Sorta makes a New Yorker want to hop on plane to East LA!) On the Nancy front, I'm here for you on your journey. Please let me know if there's anything at all that you need (anything) (at ALL!)… (seriously! :)
    Big hugs, Col.

    • Thanks so much Col! As it unravels, I'll be sure to keep you in the loop!

  5. isn't he just precious?


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