"He had his head in there, drinking the water. He was absolutely enjoying it," Pesantez recalled.
Sure, there's unlikely to be any blockbuster films made based on this little encounter, but it's still pretty impressive. For a moment, pigeon-kind and humankind had bridged a divide in an unspoken way.
"It was very zen. I picked up what the bird was putting down," Pesantez said. "It was cool to see an animal that needed help, and to be able to help him. I felt so one with nature, in the ferry terminal."
Who knows if such an occurrence will ever be repeated — but Pesantez is ready if it is:
"Going forward, if I ever see a pigeon on that water fountain again, you better believe he's getting some water, too."