Uncle Jerry and Aunt Sue
In Singapore, every person older than you is considered your aunt or uncle – not your blood relatives, but that’s what they are called. In their language, it’s a sign of respect. Calling people older than you “aunt” and “uncle” is a cultural way to pay them respect. People who are younger than you would be referred to as brothers or sisters, respectively.
In a way, it’s like they’re all one big, happy family. Paying respect to the elders is important all around the world, but in some cultures, it is even exhibited in the language. This is something they practice in Singapore, Turkey, and other places around the world. I guess in the U.S. we don’t have that aunt and uncle thing, but we do sometimes refer to our peers as “bro” or “sis”, so that’s something.