Chernobyl Rebbe Allows Himself to be Photographed to Help a Ger's Parnassa
Based on a Kikar article:
A Hasid of the Chernobyl Rebbe told the Rebbe that his financial situation was not good. The Rebbe asked him what his profession is. The Hasid replied that before he became a Hasid, he was a professional photographer, but afterwards, it was too hard making a living since there is very little demand for professional photography in Hareidi circles, let alone in Hasidic circles.
Now, picture-taking is normally shunned upon in Chernobyl Hasidut, just as it is with many other Hasidic groups. So, the Rebbe's response was surprising: "Take my picture. Maybe this can help with your Parnassa." Taking the Rebbe's picture involved an hour of his time in a studio, but to help out the parnassa of a fellow Jew, he was willing to do it.
Comment #9 there said that the photographer is a Ger Tzedek, and as someone who knows the Rebbe, he can attest to the fact that for the Rebbe, being photographed is [spiritually] painful for him and to spend an hour in the studio is not befitting his time. What the Rebbe did is therefore no small thing and shows us a Mussar Haskeil.