Gary was a failed prototype for the Carebot 6000. He was supposed to be a conscientious and helpful cybernetic assistant. However, due to a design oversight he was programed with too much caring, but not enough memory. As a result he feels deeply about everything, but inevitably forgets something he was supposed to take care of. In this case, he forgot to water the flowers. It is a never ending cycle for this tragic robot. While he is overwhelmed by the demise of the flowers he will forget to feed the goldfish.