The witch who cast a spell on me turned me into an old man with a long white beard. She was certain that I would never meet a girl who could find it in her heart to love animals as much as she loved human beings.
But there you are, thinking of the animals’ needs.
So if you find me changed it is because of you. You are welcome to stay with me in my palace. Stay for as long as you wish.
Long-Bearded Man in The Hut in the Woods, Grimms