A young man who suffers from a speech impediment is having a hard time landing his first job after graduating from high school. His mother intervenes without his knowledge and helps him get a job in the mail room of a large company. He quickly gains confidence and some control over his stuttering and falls for a young woman who works at the same company.
An old lady becomes friends with a group of mothers who have sons fighting overseas during World War I. She feels left out since she has no child serving the war effort. After seeing a photo in the newspaper of a soldier with her last name, she tells the other ladies that he is her son, even though she's never even met the man. An uncomfortable meeting between the two is inevitable.