Just the other day, Pesantez and his friend Mariel Anne Mitkowski were waiting at the terminal for the Staten Island Ferry in New York when they spotted something that no one else seemed to be noticing.
“We saw the bird hanging out on the water fountain,” Pesantez told The Dodo. “He was hanging out there for a while.”
Though other people passing by might not have given it any thought, Pesantez began to suspect that the pigeon was trying to communicate something — namely, that he was thirsty. So, while Mitkowski filmed, Pesantez decided to lend the hand the bird seemed to be requesting.
Here’s footage of what happened next: