Luo Lan is waiting for her bus one day. She sees a man and a woman talking in sign language ten meters away. In college, Luo Lan volunteered at a deaf-mute school for three years. She was able to talk fluently with deaf-mutes in sign language. Luo Lan understands that the woman is asking the man for the way to a hospital. The man says in sign language that he has no idea. Always ready to help others, Luo Lan runs up to tell her the direction in sign language.
Friendly to handicapped people, Luo Lan gives them her mobile number, email and QQ before she gets on the bus. To her surprise, she receives an email from the man the next day. His name is Wu Tianyu. He works at a real estate maintenance company. He lives at a garden-like apartment complex in the east of the city. His parents are both away from him.
Luo Lan carefully writes back and tells about herself. She wishes Wu Tianyu good luck at work. Since then they have started to chat on QQ. Besides talking online, Wu Tianyu sometimes asks Luo Lan out for a walk at the West Mountain Park nearby where he lives. They talk only in sign language, but Luo Lan does not think it difficult.
As time goes, Luo Lan finds that she has been in love with Wu Tianyu, who has obviously fallen in love with her,too. But Luo Lan feels it a pity at the thought that Wu Tianyu would only be able to gesture to her 'I love you.' She is then always asking whoever she meets online, "Would you love a mute?" And yet no one clearly says 'go ahead.' Luo Lan becomes increasingly upset.
Wu Tianyu seems to have felt her changes, but he still cares for Luo Lan just as usual. The New Year's Day passes soon. One night Wu Tianyu asks Luo Lan out. A bouquet of roses in his hands, he looks anxious and flushed. Seriously he utters, "Are you willing to be my girl friend?" Luo Lan is both surprised and exhilarated, but immediately she is ambivalent.
"Please give me two months. I'll try to persuade my parents and win my friends' understanding." Signs Luo Lan.
Just as she feared, Luo Lan's parents explode on the news.They go all out to touch the heart and mind of their daughter, but Luo Lan is firm with Wu Tianyu. They then send for other family seniors to keep working on her.
"He is brilliant and optimistic." Says Luo Lan to her family. "He has an active attitude towards life and career. He is always thinking for others and is one hundred times better than many normal people. Deaf-mutes are also human beings. They deserve happy love, too."
A period of time goes by. Luo Lan's parents do not strongly object. They tell Luo Lan, "Now that you love the young lad so much. May we see him?" Luo Lan is thrilled, "Sure. Why not? I'll bring him home in a couple of days."
With an uneasy heart Luo Lan goes home with Wu Tianyu one late afternoon. On the bus he signs to her, "Take it easy. Your parents will surely like me. I'm going to tell them that I'll take a good care of you all my life." Tears welling in the eyes, Luo Lan gets deeply touched.
"This is Wu Tianyu." Says Luo Lan upon arrival home. No sooner has she finished than she gets shocked by what happens next. Wu Tianyu drops what he carries in the hand, throws his arms around her and exclaims, "Gosh, you can talk?" And that very question is exactly what Luo Lan wants to ask Wu Tianyu!
The whole room gets stunned. What on earth has happened?It turns out that Wu Tianyu has been a young volunteer for deaf-mutes. He saw Luo Lan helping the woman in fluent sign language that day and believed that she is also deaf and mute. After hanging out with Luo Lan for some time, Wu Tianyu was deeply in love. He successfully persuaded his family to accept Luo Lan.
Everyone laughs after Wu Tianyu makes everything clear. They all admire these two young people as a born couple,graced with virtues and talents.