Kind-hearted Canadian soldier Cooper lets himself be adopted by a flighty spinster who is unhappy that she has never produced an offspring to help the boys who are fighting in WW I. Eventually they grow fond of each other and he accepts her as his "mother." When he is sent behind enemy
lines and never returns, she receives his medals and, in a great tear-jerking close, puts them carefully away and proudly resumes her former life. Cooper appropriately thought the film mushy.