“No, child,” she said, “that is a sad house. I remember Arthur Radley when he was a boy. He always spoke nicely to me, no matter what folks said he did. Spoke as nicely as he knew how.”

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 5. Miss Maudie to Scout. Just like Atticus, Miss Maudie makes up her own mind about people based on the facts, rather than listening to gossip, which in the case of Boo Radley is wildly exaggerated.