Max, Sophia, and Xavier are excited because a new playground is opening up in their community. The ribbon is cut. They stroll in together, but all of sudden Max gets stuck in his wheelchair because of the wood chip flooring. Max struggles and pushes his wheelchair to no avail. With sweat coming down his face and salty tears, his gives in, and his father pushes him home. Max is humiliated and determined to find a way to play with his two best friends in the new playground. He is bullied as he learns the true lessons of friendship.