I saw Atticus carrying Miss Maudie’s heavy oak rocking chair, and thought it sensible of him to save what she valued most.
– Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 8. When Miss Maudie’s house goes on fire in the middle of the night, the neighbors including Atticus come to the rescue to save some of her furniture. Scout sees Atticus take out her heavy rocking chair, because he knows it is her most valued possession. This shows the close the close bond of friendship that exists in the community, with neighbors looking out for one another in times of need.