This story is set some time in the earth's future. Technology has advanced, and now there are human-like robots around. The first such robot capable of ''love'', a young boy, is sent to a family whose son has been frozen. After a shaky start, they settle into family life. However, the natural son recovers, and eventually, the robot has to go. Alone in the world, he is befriended by a robotic gigolo, who takes him under his care.