Nick Keller can't hold down a job. On this first day as a janitor at a mental hospital, he gets fired. However, it is when he meets Leila, a troubled young woman that always walks barefoot, and prevents her suicide. Leila secretly follows her saviour to his apartment and adamantly refuses to leave. While trying not to lose his patience, he ends up falling for Leila. An offbeat, strangely tender love story develops as the two hit the road away from the authorities, and Nick has to take responsibility for someone for the first time in his life.