Fans of the late Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, mother and daughter respectively, were able to livestream a public memorial service on Saturday that allowed people from all over the world to pay their respect to these luminous actors. Many of Reynolds' and Fisher's close friends and family were there, so was Gary Fisher at Fisher and Reynolds' public memorial service? Of course, he was, you guys. No event in Fisher's honor would be complete without Gary, Fisher's constant canine companion, in attendance.
Gary has often managed to steal hearts and the spotlight away from "mom," known to us as Fisher, whenever he appeared by her side. At the memorial service, Gary was apparently seated with the rest of the Fisher-Reynolds clan. At one point, Reynolds' son Todd Fisher referenced Gary when he was pointing out which of his family members were there to remember Fisher and Reynolds. While we didn't get an actual glimpse of Gary, it was reassuring to know that he was there to pay his respects to his best friend.
As reported by People, Todd Fisher organized the public memorial service for his mother and sister. This service is meant to be solely for the public to reconnect with Reynolds and Fisher, since a private memorial was held in the weeks shortly following their tragic, sudden deaths. At a screening of Bright Lights, Todd told attendees about the planned memorial service: "The public is invited because that’s how my mother would want it. She was very connected to her fans and felt they were a part of her, so we’re opening it to the public."
When she was alive, Fisher brought Gary everywhere (no, really: everywhere) with her. Gary was a regular is Fisher's photos on Twitter, proving he is truly man's best friend. Gary even has his own Instagram account that he regularly updates (OK, OK, someone else updates it but work with me here) to show what's going on in his life.
TMZ reported back in December 2016 that Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, would reportedly get custody of Gary. Imaginably, this is a lucky turn of events for both Lourd and Gary as they can comfort one another in Fisher's absence.
There's no doubt that Gary misses Fisher dearly, and it was so delightful to know he was at the memorial service for say goodbye to Fisher one final time.