Tom, a lonely 11-year-old on his way to school, bumps into a living statue on the street. On his way back home the angel is still there, and Tom gives him a coin. Expecting him to move, the angel remains still. In the following days Tom passes the angel, trying each time to make him move. Initially disappointed, Tom becomes angry and desperate for the angel’s attention. When Tom’s last act doesn’t work, he challenges the angel.