Local Pinball Shop Gives Cardboard Arcade Kid Free Vintage Pinball Machine

It's the heartwarming story that just keeps heating: 9-year-old cardboard arcade owner Caine Monroy, who was the subject of a recent Facebook cashmob organized by filmmaker Nirvan Mullick, was invited to visit the non-cardboard LA-based pinball shop Pins and Needles, where he got to meet pinball champ Keith Elwin, among other pro-flippers.

But wait, there's more: While there, the owner of the store, Molly, offered Caine his very own vintage pinball machine, free of charge. Up for grabs is the ultra-rare "Big Brave" game from 1974, which has an average fun rating of 7.6 stars, and sells for as much as $3,000.

[TMZ]