Nine-year-old Harwood isn't like other boys in 1977 Texas. After losing his brother in a tragic car crash, his mother takes up drinking. Harwood finds comfort in his best friend -- fellow-nine-year-old Billy, the mentally-handicapped girl from down the street. Together, they watch the famous blimp fly overhead, and craft a "blimp trap" to catch it for their very oWN. THEY'RE TEASED FOR THEIR SPECIAL GAME AND THEIR FRIENDSHIP, UNTIL ONE DAY, SOMETHING MIRACULOUS HAPPENS.