Coming from a country like India where there is a huge power difference between politicians and normal citizen (Aam Aadmi). I had seen politicians visiting flood affected areas in planes. It came as a huge surprise that President of Venezuela (Hugo Chávez) allowed ordinary people to stay in Presidential Palace!
He might not have been as famous as former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. He was not universally liked but was respected by many.
Rest In Peace Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías