Boyet Palacios is a teenage boy whose family used to be middle class. Reversal of fortune happens after the father gets sick and becomes a vegetable confined to his bed. Although his mother works in an office, the family just could not make both ends and meet and this forces Boyet to drop out of school and work us a bakery assistant. His employer, Simon Pacheco, happens to be a foul-mouthed grouch who seems to be carrying the load of the world on his shoulders. Later, it is revealed that Simon is not really all that bad. He's only feeling bitter and guilty after his wife and son die in a vehicular accident, with him behind the wheel. The movie focuses mainly on the relationship between Boyet & Simon and how they eventually help each other get on with life.