Have you ever had a neighbor who always seemed so cranky that you avoided getting to know him/her? It has probably happened to all of us at some time. Well, Ove is that kind of neighbor: very rigid, grumpy and set in his ways. It took an unexpected encounter between Ove and new neighbors to change his character, and in fact the entire neighborhood. You will be pleasantly surprised at the difference this incident made for all those concerned. It may even change the way you approach a similar situation in the future.