Daddy-Long-Legs is the story of a young girl, Jerusha Abbott, who has been raised in an orphanage. Despite the sad and boring life she leads, Jerusha is a cheerful and creative person with a talent for writing. A mysterious man pays for her to go to college, believing she can become a writer. He sets a strange condition – she must write to him monthly about her life, without ever expecting a letter in return. Jerusha nicknames him Daddy-Long-Legs, and he becomes an integral part of her life. Who can he be?