From the post:
This story will mean nothing to people who are unaware of who Reb Mottel was. To those people who know something of him, and of his awesome gadlus in Torah and Yiras Shamayim and Ahavas Chesed and Mussar, it will mean a great deal about shleimus in the tradition of Rava and Reb Yirmiah.
It means a great deal indeed. Not going quite as far back, it is in the tradition of RAEK and the other giants of that brief golden age. Why did we have to be born so late?!