He doesn't go out very much because he has extensive scarring from burns. He looks forward to Halloween, the one night he can mingle with strangers and no one thinks he's different. No one is uncomfortable around him. No one whispers. They compliment his costume. But that's just one night a year.
The French organization Burns and Smiles produced this video to help us put ourselves in the place of someone who looks different. (via Metafilter)