In Philosophy, Brotherly love means loving others thinking of them as our siblings or brothers or sisters, even when they are not from our blood relations or family members. Brotherly Love is a way to promote unity and love among all members of society. The philosophy of Brotherly Love encourages one to love their neighbor as they love themselves.
In this context, love is not physical love but affection or understanding other’s problems as if it is their own and helping them in whichever way possible so that there is more happiness and harmony in the society. For example, if your neighbor is feeling sick and needs help to get tested for the coronavirus, you can offer them help by following all the covid protocols instead of mocking them for falling unwell. You can contact a doctor or share whatever contacts you have of the laboratory or doctor or sanitization people to ensure that your neighbor doesn’t feel all lonely in these coronavirus times and feels supported by you.
Another example of brotherly love is if you are good at academics and your friend or just a student in your class whom you know is not good with the scores in exams, you can offer them support by sharing your notes or explaining to them some concepts that you have understood well. It will make the student feel more encouraged for studying better and he will always remember to help you when you are in need.
Another example of brotherly love can be if a person you know in your society is going through bad times in his job and he sits quietly depressed in the garden area of your society. If you know of anyone in your network who is providing jobs, you can share the contacts with that person who is in a job crisis and he will always remember you that you supported him during his financial crisis times. These kinds of small help go a long way in building a good rapport and mutual understanding between people and promote peace in the society.