Unexplained in Paris

This was outside the Notre Dame in Paris. We stood there for about 15 minutes trying to figure this one out: The man is a homeless busker- basically a bird man, he sits there all day feeding the pigeons. The Japanese tourist girl does NOT know him. WHY would you sit that close to him? The entire bench area was clear. We thought it could have been a joke, or a photo op…no one was taking photos, she had no friends around. After she finished eating the apple, she just got up and left. WTF!?