Toby is excited when his parents buy him a puppy. Toby and his new friend sit up all night watching a snowstorm. The next day when Toby and his friends build a snow fort, he forgets all about his puppy!
On the morning after Christmas, someone phones Toby's family to tell them that Toby's aunt has died in a car accident. After the ceremony, Toby notices that although everyone is very sad, they are also able to smile, chat and even sing. He wonders why people can be both happy and sad.