Bob Ross was known for being able to make beautiful landscapes in minutes with seeming effortlessness. He transformed his hair the same way.

"Shoot. Let's have some fun." (via YouTube)

Nothing made staying home sick from school more worthwhile than flipping on PBS and letting Bob Ross make you feel like you could paint anything in the world. More soothing than Vicks rub, Ross's half-open shirt, soft, melodic voice, and—most importantly—his afro, were all part of the healing process.

Turns out, it was his hair that was processed.

Here's a picture that redditor DXGypsy unearthed of the man who permanantly personified trees as being "happy," circa 1970.

As DXGypsy mentions in the comments section, "The fro was a perm."