Covered from head to toe by dozens of pigeons, Brenda Fricker’s Bird Lady was never going to make the greatest first impression.
She doesn’t help herself by only staring and walking menacingly towards the 12 year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) every time she sees him too.
After helping to free Kevin’s trapped foot in Central Park, the two of them strike up a wonderful friendship over classical music and hot chocolate.
The latter being the drink, not the band.
Having been caught by the Sticky Bandits (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) again, Kevin is only saved when his female companion sets her birded army on the criminal couple.
On Christmas Day he gives her a turtle dove to confirm their everlasting friendship. What a great kid. He'll never see her again, mind.