Dimitrij “Pepo” Pepovic is an old Russian who has been living in Lily and Leo’s neighborhood for a long time. Because old Pepo always keeps to himself and is somehow a little different, the neighborhood kids are all a little afraid of him.
Over time, he becomes a kind of mentor to Lily and Leo. Pepovic joyfully fuels the children’s wild imaginations, spurs them on in their adventurous spirit, and supports them in their adventures.
He has a good-natured character with a wild sense of humor that is so not politically correct, and he thinks nothing of dealing with children in a “pedagogically valuable” way. Instead, he treats them like little adults and, above all, like great adventurers whose main task is to discover the world around them, which for him is just as magical, incredible and fantastic.