Caine Monroy became a global inspiration after building a fantasy arcade in his father’s used car-parts shop. Today, he continues to motivate, while raising funds to support creativity and entrepreneurship for kids.
The 9-year-old from Los Angeles captured millions of hearts after filmmaker Nirvin Mullick came looking for a car part nearly a year ago, but found Caine’s story instead. Mullick turned it into a documentary that quickly went viral.
Five months later, Mullick followed up with Caine to see what he’s up to. Unsurprisingly, Caine is keeping busy with the Imagingation Foundation and his Global Cardboard Challenge, inviting anyone to build “something awesome out of cardboard and imagination.”
Participants will build until Oct. 6, the one-year anniversary of Caine’s original flashmob of customers. So far, more than 100 events are scheduled in more than 25 countries. You can find the scheduled locations at the website, and there are instructions for anyone who wants to organize their own.