Students were fearful of ‘tough’ teacher, until one enco...

Students were fearful of ‘tough’ teacher, until one encounter exposed his heartwarming secret.

When students at St. Francis High School were asked to describe their tough-as-nails math teacher, each had a look of trepidation that said, “he’s going to see this right?”

Their no-nonsense math teacher, Jim O’Conner, is a Vietnam war veteran and a traditionally minded educator. His students have always respected him – though his class is quite tough – but when they realized how O’Conner spends his free time, that respect turned to admiration.

One of O’Conner’s students was participating in a blood drive at a local hospital. After mentioning he went to St. Francis Highschool, hospital staff asked excitedly, “Oh! So you must know Mr. O’Conner!”

Turns out there was much more to their tough teacher than meets the eye.

Check out his beautiful secret in the video below!

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