Cain is 9, and he lives in East Los Angeles. Last summer, he made an arcade out of cardboard boxes in his Dad’s store, complete with ‘fun passes’, ticket machines, and his Staff t-shirt. Cain is adorable, but he hadn’t had a single customer all summer until Nirvan stopped by. Nirvan thought Cain was awesome and invited all of Los Angeles. The community showed up, then raised more than $100,000 for Cain’s college fund.
I can’t wait to see what this kid does, and now feel like I have a small stake in his success. The wonders of social networking tapped the emotions and support of thousands of people around the world. With any luck, in ten years we’ll see him enroll in college and go on to build bigger and better things.
Cain is lucky, and millions of other children won’t get a chance like that. But how cool that moments like this are possible and will continue to make little ripples in every part of the globe.
via NBC Nightly News