The film is about a middle-aged married couple giving birth to a son with Down syndrome. Instead of sending the child away to a home, the couple chooses to raise the child ingratiating him into society as much as possible, allowing him to live a dignity-filled life.
At one point in the film, their son is invited to appear on Sesame Street and a sequence of the film takes place on the set of the show. Big Bird also appears, interestingly, despite the film's serious tone presents him as an actual celebrity. Caroll Spinney also receives credit in the finished film.