One day, a man is at a thrift store when he comes across a coat that, although too big for him, looks good. He purchases it. As he walks home, he reaches into the pocket and finds a little message, written by someone who needed to figure out what to do about someone else named Albert. The man shrugs, wondering if whatever needed to be figured out was resolved, and he tosses the paper. The next day, the man reaches into his pocket and finds more little slips of papers. He realizes that he’s wearing God’s overcoat, in which prayers from others near him emerge. One of his coworkers wishes for his cat to live a few more years, while a receptionist just hopes that someone will think she’s pretty that day. The man compliments the receptionist, starting a spell of trying to do what he can for the struggling people around him. Unfortunately, the man has a dream in which God appears to him. The man offers to return the coat, but God says that he’s reached his limits and that he doesn’t want it back. When the man wakes up, he puts out a classified ad for the coat, but there are no takers. He goes to the mall, where a little slip appears from a woman who hopes that she’ll be given a sign that she should keep living. He goes up to the woman and takes her out to a coffee shop and a Chinese restaurant. They have a great day, but he loses the coat. He never finds it again, and he slowly gets out of the habit of reaching for his pockets. Meanwhile, the coat is kept at the Chinese restaurant, whose owners used it to generate unusual fortunes that their clientele is bemused at.