Neighbors, however, may not always be helpful. There are a number of things they may do that generate feelings of discomfort, frustration, or even anger. Some neighbors are intrusive. They prod for personal information. They spread gossip. They won't take no for an answer when you say you do not need any help. Some become resentful or hurt over their good intentions being rejected. And then there are some who just want to be left alone regardless of their circumstances.
In the north I have watched next door neighbors being neighborly in still other ways.
I have been fortunate to have several exceptional neighbors while living in apartment complexes in the north and south. One elderly southern neighbor impressed me so much I wrote a letter about her to the local radio station that was sponsoring a contest. She won second prize. Here are examples of her neighborliness: