Chapter 8 solidifies that Scout's neighborhood is tight-knit, and that her neighbors look out for each other as neighbors should. Early on in the chapter, Mrs. Radley dies. Although Atticus was not particularly close to Mrs. Radley, he shows neighborly support by paying a visit to the Radley home.
Later in the chapter, Ms. Maudie's house burns down. All of the neighbors converge on Maudie's house, both to help her put out the fire and to console her. One final, and unexpected, neighborly gesture occurs when Scout realizes she has a blanket around her shoulders (while standing outside of Maudie's house). She and her family realize that Boo Radley must have slipped the blanket onto her shoulders when she was not looking. Thus, while the children have represented Boo as the monster of the neighborhood, in this instance, he exhibits a neighborliness consistent with the others.