Firefighter Gary Spencer is a 3rd generation firefighter in Marietta, Ohio. Nothing could have prepared him for the battles he would have to fight outside of the firehouse. This touching and dramatic story chronicles his battle with depression after losing his beloved family in a tragic fire one night. While mourning their deaths, and healing from psychological trauma and severe burns on his face, he is confronted by a group of hostile young boys hurling insults at him. Years later, ironically, it is one of these boys, named Kevin, who grows up to become a firefighter just like Gary. On the brink of graduation from the fire academy, Kevin visits Gary in a powerful and heart-warming moment to ask for his forgiveness. The two men find an emotional bond has been forged between them.