In a forgotten neighbourhood of Toronto, two reclusive shoemakers run Mr. Happy Shoe Repair. Fragile yet deliberate, Carey polishes shoes while the overprotective Paul looks after the books. Their insular world begins to unravel when Carey encounters Anna at a grocery store and her sensuous glance steals his heart. Desperate to see her again, Carey places a personal ad. Worried about Carey’s mental limitations and lack of experience, Paul cautions him not to have romantic expectations. But Paul’s words evaporate when Anna show’s up at the shop and Carey’s all or nothing hearts begins a tremulous journey.