Ricky Syers is an off-beat 50 year old street performer who found his calling as a puppeteer after a lifetime of manual labor. While performing in New York City's Washington Square Park, he met Doris Diether, an 86 year old community activist. They became friends and he made a marionette that looks just like her.
The video also takes a sneak peek in the lives of Ricky and Doris. There is one part where Ricky mentions that he didn't want to be part of the rat race like everyone else. He didn't want to drive the same roads to work like everyone else and so he took to street performance and puppets just happened to him one fine day.