Shortly before the Madrid derby kicked off at the Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday afternoon, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema went over to Vinicius Junior and passed on some last-minute advice before the Brazilian gave him a handshake and a hug - another example of the master teaching the student.
The relationship that both players have has been well documented, on the pitch at least, but it is clear from watching the two that Vinicius enjoys learning from Benzema, a player who has been at the top of European football since the Brazilian was a young child.
For Benzema, meanwhile, he is teaching Vinicius about not only how to reach the top, but how to do so in the right manner; working hard, respecting your club, and doing your talking on the pitch.
Vinicius has taken LaLiga Santander - and Europe - by storm since Santiago Solari took over as head coach, and his relationship with Benzema has become Madrid's most deadly weapon in attack.
It is no coincidence that Benzema's incredible form since the Christmas break has overlapped with Vinicius playing more as the 18-year-old can create for the Frenchman, as well as move into the positions that Benzema wants him to be in; they play like they have been in the same team for a decade.
The 31-year-old had a wonderful relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo on the pitch, too, but now his role is different as he has had to become the goalscoring threat and the reference in attack, rather than play to the strengths of the Portuguese.
Since the start of the campaign, Gareth Bale and Marco Asensio have failed to assert themselves, although they have been dealing with injuries since Solari took over, but that meant that a void was there to be filled in attack and the tandem of Benzema and Vinicius have well and truly made their own.
There will be elements of Vinicius that Benzema sees in himself, having arrived at Los Blancos at just 20 years old from Lyon, though the Frenchman found it difficult to adapt initially and it took time for him to become accustomed to the ways of a Madrid player.
Solari has already stated that the dressing room, and the veteran players in particular, are in charge of looking after Vinicius. The youngster earned his place in the starting line-up on his own merit and there were players, some more than others, who believed in him; not now, but when he was barely getting an opportunity to impress.
The former Flamengo star has settled into Solari's starting XI, ahead of Bale and Asensio, and it would be very difficult for the Argentine coach to alter things now, particularly with Madrid having improved so much in the last month.
After all, it is not smart to change something that is working and, on the pitch, there is no better partner for Benzema than his young prodigy, Vinicius.
Source: Marca / Pablo Polo