On a cold winter day, as Marianne is serenading passersby on her usual street corner, she's approached by a wealthy-looking man who asks if she'd care to work as a live-in housekeeper at his home. Flashing striking blue eyes and brimming with the refined charm of a gentleman, the man introduces himself as Eduardo. In order to repay him for his generosity, Marianne pours everything into work. But as they continue to live together, she catches a glimpse into the solitude Eduardo harbors in his soul. Though she knows he is only treating her with sympathy, Marianne can't help but yearn to reach out to her boss's lonesome heart.