The Socs occupy the highest rung in the teenage society of the novel. They are the cool, popular rich kids who wear good clothes, drive nice cars, make good grades, and receive preferential treatment at school and in the community. They feel superior to the Greasers, who do not share their advantages. The Socs value their place in society, their sense of superiority, and their possessions. They also value loyalty to their own group to the exclusion of others. Randy Adderson and Cherry Valance are the only Socs who show any understanding or demonstrate any friendship for anyone who isn't a part of their social class.