William, an eccentric recluse, has a unique problem. The building he lives in is being torn down. The contract with the landlord states the tenants' lives must end with the building's destruction. All the tenants are old and must die of natural causes-- or commit suicide. William isn't dead and cannot get anyone to end his life. Finally, William and another ancient tenant find a positive solution to the problem and joyously leave the crumbling building.