Sam is a lively boy who loves his family, but he doesn’t know how to show his affection. He’ll only hug his mum and dad. He won’t even hug his brothers, or his grandparents. This makes his Sam’s mother sad. Nonna suggests they get Sam a dog, because dogs know better than ‘us how to cuddle.’ Monty, the dog they adopt, hasn’t been part of a loving family before, and he’s not comfortable cuddling either. But Monty responds quickly to affection and teaches Sam that snuggling and hugging the people you love isn’t that hard.