9-year-old builds arcade out of cardboard
Creativity at its best
- Duration 4:33
- Date Apr 22, 2012
Creativity at its best
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About his project went viral on the Internet let's watch.
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Adorable now -- Monroe is future will be a whole lot easier because his cardboard creations are turning into cash for college nine year old -- Joins us now along the filmmaker -- and Molly Kelly good morning morning guys.
Good morning good morning tell us about the arcade and tell us how -- became such a hit.
-- I'll bestow them back -- the panic and -- -- pizza center until blocked.
And site -- people money to play.
And it went from there -- your your father tells the story in the in the video of course about how.
You -- he would never walk by an arcade and without -- -- you had to go win and you would take apart your toys to see how they work and you became obsessed with building it.
And then they're volume came to the auto parts store did you hear about a first or you just happened upon it and you couldn't believe -- other people were playing in this -- Yet.
I just happened upon I have and many things corolla had a broken door handle those stopped in this part of town -- can get.
It's a good deal and it's this kid behind these boxes run in this arcade.
And a net -- -- you thought this arcade.
-- is so spectacular that it was worthy of a documentary.
What what are you hoping what message were you hoping to put out.
Bring this video that has now gone -- and Tony they hit it was -- in two million hits today.
President on that video this morning or not it's up to two point nine million -- almost three million views so what message we try to capture.
You know when I was playing the games sounds.
Came came in run the arcade in and at one point I was students and some Paper soccer.
And when I scored a goal he crawled into the box and push these tickets out from inside the box.
And you know when he did that it just brought me back to announce it -- and when I was cane remains and remind you how in wise to make things.
As a filmmaker really spoke to me it really inspired me to have to try to capture that.
Part of childhood.
So what what an amazing things is you organize on FaceBook page lets have everyone come down McCain's arcade -- -- -- he's out with his father grabbed some pizza you guys come back and boom there's just hundreds and hundreds of people waiting in line to play.
It brings a tear to your.
When you see and -- some of the video just to see Kane's face it just gets incredibly excited -- now you've actually met with a NASA scientists who have some money now for college what did you think when you pulled up and saw all these people outside.
Oh definitely he -- -- Marin clean it.
And now that you might have I mean did you ever in your wildest dreams think it would be this large of the success.
-- what he would do with the -- your life.
How laughable like somebody that -- events gains.
You're well underway cancer if we can't arcade how -- charge just a flag.
Ten dollars but the thing you can afford that I -- -- -- that's fine that's a bargain but but yet but the second time obviously charge if a a until bonds.
Your studies -- it.
That's fantastic Nevada where you surprise -- -- it here they were you surprised at the success of this document -- Of course I mean when I'm gonna put it up to -- is -- is that 25000 dollars for came to help -- go to school.
Again in the first day it raised over 60000.
Now it's over a 180000.
Dollars and we got a matching grant from the voters foundation of 250000.
So -- -- being donated to Cain scholarship -- dollar for dollar.
They're helping us started McCain's -- foundation to help other kids.
Inspire their creativity and entrepreneurship.
As my friend John Gruber put it on his website if you watch this video and you don't have a tear in your eye when you're done there you're not hooked up right if it's great stuff and congratulations on success all the money being raised for education.
Can't Monroe in her bond -- -- thanks so much for showing us the next thing.