Iman, a privileged Pakistani girl, goes with her family to buy a goat, as is the tradition in Pakistan before Eid al-Azha. She picks the cutest one, and takes it home. She spends all of her time with the goat, whom she names Barfi. Soon, however, she realizes that Barfi is not a pet, but a goat being raised for slaughter. She makes a plan to save Barfi's life. Along the way, through the help of her family and friends, she learns the true meaning of sacrifice, and the reason behind Eid al-Azha.