Chuy longs to join his father, who is working in the United States. To save money he convinces his father's former employer at the muffler shop to hire him. There, he learns his father made the Muffler Man - a metal statue in front of the shop. Once in the U.S., Chuy is surprised to find that life is harder than expected. But, inspired by his father's art, Chuy helps find a way to prosper in their new home.