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49ers' Harbaugh Has Goodwill Trip to South America Documented

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    File photo of San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

    "Who's got it better than us?" Jim Harbaugh asks. Fairly typical, aside from the setting: the 49ers coach is speaking to a group of schoolchildren in Peru.

    That scene and other displays of the fiery coach's "strange, restless energy" fill the documentary "Peruball: Jim Harbaugh in South America," which records the goodwill trip the passionate man in khaki pants made recently.

    Harbaugh went to Peru for five straight years for a week-long trip from 2009 to 2013. There, he taught "poor children about their Catholic faith and American football," according to the Catholic News Agency.

    He made trips to the impoverished area of Piura, where the coach felt "God's presence," he told CNA in 2013, and had some of "the best experiences of my life."

    A film crew tagged along for at least one of the trips, and the result airs at 9 p.m. Tuesday on Comcast Sports Net Bay Area, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

    While in Peru, Harbaugh has built houses as well as created a new game, called Peruball -- a sort of American football where soccer goals replace the end zones, Yahoo Sports reported.

    He also displays a side of his character rarely-seen on TV.

    The passionate, barely-hinged coach turns into a "surprisingly tender" man who relishes in the ability to "help people from the time you wake up here to the time you go to bed," the newspaper reported.