Well, Gary's redeeming qualities are the same as his annoying qualities.
He's emotional: I never go a day without hearing Gary say "I love you."
He's open: I never have to ask "Penny for your thoughts."
He's unconcerned with money: We don't fight about money, and I don't think we would even if we had the same account.
He makes decisions slowly: He does take his time with decisions, and never makes a decision without talking it through with me.
He apologizes: Almost every fight lasts 20 minutes, because Gary comes in an apologizes, even if it wasn't entirely his fault.
I think if I had to pick one thing that was the nicest thing ever: well, though the forty flowers on my fortieth birthday was nice (boys, start saving up), I think the episode in the bookstore was nicest. It was the first weekend I was out of the hospital after being diagnosed with MS. Gary had followed me into Borders berating, "Why would you want to buy books on MS? They'll just tell you things you don't want to know and fill your head with scary things that are never going to happen to you! This is morbid! This is a really bad idea! Seriously, stop this!" Eventually I whirled around and snapped that reading is how I deal with things, and if he didn't want to help then I would just deal with this alone. He stomped off, but when I found the MS books he was there. He didn't see me, but he was asking an employee, "Do you have any other books on this topic?"
I suppose I liked it because he chose what I wanted over the voices of doom in his head. Sweet!