Recently a friend posted this video on Facebook. I’m usually picky about what videos I watch that people post, otherwise I would be watching videos all day. I would never get any work done. However, this video intrigued me.

We all had a teacher in high school who we thought was surly or didn’t have a sense of humor. We were certain they didn’t have a life outside of history or calculus. Watching this video made me rethink what I know about people.

Do we really know someone? Can we really know someone? What would we find if we saw all of somebody and not just the brief few hours or minutes a day or week we have contact with them? Is it possible there are more to people than what we realize?

This story is an amazing example of not judging a book by its cover. When you see what someone really does with their time, you might be surprised at what you find. A man who might look like a curmudgeonly old teacher may really turn out to be an angel in disguise.

Joy Larson is the mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.