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Huge Crowd Turns Out to Play the Games at "Caine's Arcade"

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The crowd that showed up this afternoon at an auto parts shop in Boyle Heights was totally stoked to play the homemade arcade games of 9-year-old Caine Monroy.

This is the first day that the arcade has been open for business, since millions of people viewed a video about Caine's story and the flash mob that visited him. Tons of people showed up, there was a band and the DIY spirit was strong with volunteers chipping in to create more sold-out "Fast Passes." We combed Twitter for photos showing both adults and kids alike enjoying what looks like an exceptional way to pass a Saturday afternoon.

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