September 28, 2001
When Ted Brautigan enters the lives of Bobby and Liz Garfield, he changes both of them. Eleven-year-old Bobby lives with his single-mother Liz, who struggles to make ends meet. To help out financially, she takes in Ted as a boarder. He becomes a father figure to Bobby. With his remarkable psychic powers, Ted is able to read Bobby's mind that he wants a bicycle, so he pays Bobby a dollar every day to read the paper to him. Ted asks Bobby to keep an eye out for the mysterious "low men," who want to capture Ted. Bobby has a series of summer-time adventures with his pals Sully and Carol before Liz calls in a tip and has Ted arrested. As he leaves town, and their lives, he tells Bobby that he wouldn't have traded their relationship for anything in the world.