The Tramp cares for an abandoned child, but events put that relationship in jeopardy. The Kid was director Charlie Chaplin's first full-length film and is considered one of his best. Co-starring five-year-old Jackie Coogan, whom Chaplin discovered on a Los Angeles vaudeville stage, The Kid is the story of a child abandoned in a limousine by his unwed mother (Edna Purviance). When The Little Tramp finds him, he tries unsuccessfully to find a home for the boy. Obliged to keep him, The Little Tramp teaches the youngster about life on the streets and just as they have bonded and become a family, the boy's mother returns in a bittersweet finale.