Casey, an unloved, racist teenager from a broken home runs away, only to find herself destitute in New York City. There she meets an elderly Holocaust survivor called Samuel, who despite her ignorant and offensive views, remembers an old promise he made and decides to help her.
The two form an unlikely friendship, which gradually blossoms into a new family unit – him providing her the support and guidance that was lacking in her life, and her offering him the glimpse of the fatherhood that was torn from him in Dachau.
As he helps her get her life back together, soon she is back in school and tentatively entering the world of dating. But after Samuel’s tragic death, Casey is left on her own again. Will the guidance and advice that Samuel imparted during their brief friendship be enough to see her through this time round?