Man Drops Dead was born out of an attempt to grapple with my questions of humanity and purpose. If life demanded that I intervene, would I step up and participate, or would I be too self-absorbed to even notice the call? What would happen if I were to drop dead with no one around to claim me? Would a stranger with blind human compassion help me? Can human kindness and community still shine through in this age of individuality? Throughout his journey, our protagonist, Chad, is asked these questions.