Vietnamese people are known for their great characteristics such as honesty, respectfulness, and humility. They're also willing to get on well with others and build strong relationships. As most Vietnamese families are extended ones with many generations co-live, all family members take care of each other, share sorrows, and achievements together. More importantly, the young always respect their parents and older people. On a broader scale, people try to make friends and keep harmonious social relations with neighbors and colleagues, to name a few.
“Better a neighbor near than a brother far off”, as the saying goes. In Vietnam, especially in the countryside, neighbor relationship sometimes is placed much greater emphasis than blood ties relationship. Neighbors are willing to help each other in special occasions as well as in daily life.