Today, if you met Dan — now Daniel — you wouldn’t guess he was a baal teshuvah. His hat is just right, his Yeshivish pronunciation is flawless, and his learning is up there with any other balabos who spent significant time in yeshivah in Eretz Yisrael and kollel in America. There are no traces of evidence that this person only learned alef-beis when he was 19 years old. As one of his local rabbanim exclaimed upon hearing his background, “You’re frum like it’s in your mesorah for generations!”