9/11. A country in shock. Amidst the confusion of the terrorist attacks a lonely flight attendant, Montine, and a 10 year old Pakistani-American boy, Omar, find themselves on a plane grounded in Texas. When Montine learns of Omar's direct connection to the terrorist attack she makes the difficult decision to drive the boy across the vast heartland of America to his uncertain future in New York City. As they go cross country in the days following the attacks, they come to realise the importance of tolerance and friendship.