Set in Oakland California, Iranian-American medical student is faced with the unraveling of her tightly bonded family unit when she learns that her mother and father have run out of money and have to move back to Iran. Despite Kat’s insistence that she’ll help her parents out, her mother Mitra says that they can’t afford their American life anymore. She has an unexpected encounter with a professional hugger that inspires her to start a new side hustle. In a last ditch attempt to keep everyone together and hold onto her family, Kat decides to become a professional cuddler.
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