And Justin Bieber clearly feels that way about Men in Black actor Will Smith; sharing an Instagram picture of the pair together entitled 'Me and uncle Will'.
The photograph shows Will, 44, draping his arm over his young friend's shoulder and flashing a peace sign at the camera.
'Me and uncle Will:' Justin Bieber shared a picture of himself and actor Will Smith via Instagram on WednesdayWearing a blue baseball cap and white T-shirt, Justin leans into his buddy and poses for the snap.
In red shorts and a black vest top, the industry veteran's only hint of bling was a large diamond stud in each ear.
The high-powered pair are old friends, with Bieber previously stating that he is 'part of Will Smith's family,' and Smith echoing the sentiment by labeling the Somebody To Love singer 'fantastic.'
Smith has also stuck up for the 19-year-old in the past, defending him against those who believed Bieber to be going off the rails.
Practically family: It's clear Bieber sees himself as part of the Smith clan, and is great friends with Jaden, as can be seen in this image of the pair at the Kid's Choice Awards in March
Bieber caused a stir with a spate of erratic behaviour earlier this year, which saw him get in trouble with police for speeding and allegedly spitting on a neighbour.
He also disappointed fans by turning up very late for a concert he gave in the UK.
And observers began to draw parallels between the pop sensation and tragic singer Michael Jackson, after Bieber's pet monkey Mally was seized by customs in Germany when he failed to produce a health certificate for the animal.
Speaking on Capital FM in April, the Fresh Prince of Bel Air star defended Bieber's behaviour, passing them off as youthful high-jinx.
Bromance: Bieber has come to see industry veteran Smith as something of a mentor, especially after the older star defended a spate of rash behaviour in April
'There are things that are just simple and normal for a 19 year-old to do. When I was 19 there was no Twitter, the things that I was doing – I was able to have privacy because everybody's phone didn't have a camera on it,' he explained.
Bieber tweeted Smith's comments, saying: 'Will Smith is the man!' Before adding a note to close friend Jaden Smith: 'u r cool too :)'
And just last month, Bieber paid another tribute to his mentor by posting a picture of Will and Jaden together in their movie The Pursuit of Happyness, along with an inspirational quote from the film.
Alongside the image, he wrote: 'My man Will Smith... the man gives good advice...'
However, other areas of the hitmaker's life seem to be going well, with rumours surfacing that he has moved on from on-off girlfriend Selena Gomez and turned his attentions to model Ashley Moore.
New love? It is rumoured that Justin has moved on from on-off girlfriend Selena Gomez and turned his attentions to model Ashley Moore