Harold is lonely and unable to carry on with life. But a strange encounter with a woman who understands and new friendship with a neighbour bring new purpose.
Harold is a widower and passes long hours drinking tea in cafes and dwelling on memories of his wife. While taking one final visit to the park they both loved he is joined by a mysterious old lady. She understands his feelings and, strangely knows his thoughts too. On returning home he is visited by a frightened neighbour who thinks someone has broken into her house. Harold investigates and is hurt in a struggle with a young burgler. While recovering in hospital he is visited in turn by his neighbour and the mysterious old lady. With a new sense of purpose and waiting for his neighbour to fetch a cup of tea, Harold learns more about the old woman who vanishes as mysteriously as she appeared.