Have you seen this video?? Caine’s Arcade has 1.7 million views on YouTube so far and be ready for the numbers to keep growing. I was on TerraSavvy and saw this 10 minute feature on a 9-year-old boy from East L.A who built his own arcade from cardboard boxes. I was sobbing by the middle of the video. So inspiring!
Caine reminded me of the kids I grew up with in Chicago…Little Village. Of growing up in Cicero and Berwyn and how sometimes talented, gifted children are overlooked in so many cities because of underfunded schools, because parents need children to work instead of having them study…sigh. It also reminded me of how many kids are spotted, are given the chance because someone like this one man, who discovered Caine and uplifted him, will make him believe that he can do anything…that what he does is important. Talent and determination is everywhere. Encouraging our children should be everywhere as well.
Caine also reminded me of my oldest, Diego, and how creative, how imaginative, how resourceful little kids can be! We have the amazing opportunity to offer Diego anything and everything that we didn’t have and Caine pulled my heart strings because I know there are so many kids out there like Caine…who won’t get an opportunity for a chance.
Promise not to cry too hard. Think of all the amazing things we can now offer our children and how we can also reach out to offer to others. Be inspired!
P.s. Picture by CainesArcade.com