Adversity allows one to see true feelings 患难见真情

The Chinese metaphor

患难见真情 huànnàn jiàn zhēnqíng

Meaning

Literally means “Adversity allows one to see the true feelings of the others”

similar to the English idiom “a friend in need is a friend indeed”

Examples

  • Japan donating money and sending a rescue team to help victims of the Sichuan earthquake