After being born to abusive alcoholic parents and consigned to a children’s home, the last thing troubled teenager, Robert Wilson, needed upon leaving care was to take pity on a lost piglet.
Losing his job and his flat, Robert takes to camping in the local woodlands, with the piglet in his rucksack. Homeless and broke, he’s caught stealing carrots from the garden of grumpy old war veteran Frank Quilter and his Belgian wife, Lilianne.
This unlikely encounter between pensioners, a piglet and a problem-prone boy, had all the makings of misfortune. But in time, will patience, effort and love pay off?