A mother from the country "adopts" the Yorozuya so they can help her find her missing son.
Gintoki and Kagura are awoken at the Yorozuya headqauters by a strange woman, who is acting like a typical mother, forcing them to eat breakfeast and cleaning Kagura's face. Upon Gintoki wondering who the 'mother' is, Shinpachi suggests that it is Gin's mother, which Gin refutes this. Upon Gin rebounding the question on to Shinpachi, Shinpachi denies that it is his mother. Kagura also claims it is not her mother.
The Mother returns, and tells the Yorozuya crew that she is looking for her son, Hachiro (whilst eating Gintoki's personal food). All four then go about Edo looking for him.