The goodness of Chinapaapakka and Eashwaramma which I see daily is rooted in the dharmam which they quote when they feed every hungry soul who stops at their hut for food, and feed with respect.
This paradigm of dharmam has the power to give a poor person the power to give away from his last few seers of rice. There is something in this dharmam - lived and practised - that can disarm all opposition completely.
For some reason I see it only in the unlettered of the country. With more schooling we lose god and dharmam.
So does Chinapaapakka's giving her meal to the mendicant, and being prepared to sleep hungry matter more than anything else ... for in that is all the transforming power of the world. So do telling stories and listening to stories of such goodness matter ... for the goodness might change something very deep inside the teller and the listener. Such acts disarm, and provoke an inner change ... or build the ground for that change.