Justin Bieber throws back to his baby-faced pop days as he reaches out to 12-year-old Cruz Beckham to advise him on his burgeoning singing career

He was discovered by Scooter Braun on YouTube when he was just 13 years old. 

And Justin Bieber reminded his fans just how baby-faced he was by sharing a sweet Instagram snap of the singer and his mother. 

The Baby hitmaker, now 23, posted a black and white picture of himself as a child, with the caption: 'Your boy.'

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Thinking back: Justin Bieber reminded his fans just how baby-faced he was by sharing a sweet Instagram snap of the singer and his mother

Thinking back: Justin Bieber reminded his fans just how baby-faced he was by sharing a sweet Instagram snap of the singer and his mother

The singer was wearing a striped shirt as he snuggled up to his mother Pattie, now 42, who was wearing a white T-shirt with a darker cardigan. 

Justin looked slightly younger than he was at the start of his music career and had not yet grown out his chestnut locks into his signature swept forward look. 

He looked peaceful as he put his arms around Pattie and looked towards the camera. 

Justin, who has experimented with different hairstyles, later compared his throwback look to his current cut. 

Same hair? Even though Justin has experimented with his hairstyles throughout his career, his current cut looks very similar to his style as a youngster

Same hair? Even though Justin has experimented with his hairstyles throughout his career, his current cut looks very similar to his style as a youngster

He posted a recent image side by side with the old photo with the caption: 'Same hair?'

The cute snaps sent fans wild as the original post gaining 2.2 million likes, while the comparison shot received 1.6 million likes. 

Justin may have been thinking about his early days of stardom as he gave advice to 12-year-old Cruz Beckham, who launched his music career in late 2016. 

Similar beginnings: Justin may have been thinking about his early days of stardom as he gave advice to 12-year-old Cruz Beckham (L)

Similar beginnings: Justin may have been thinking about his early days of stardom as he gave advice to 12-year-old Cruz Beckham (L)

Like the Sorry singer, Cruz has been signed by manager Scooter, 36, and Justin has pledged to be 'always around to give advice' to the youngster, as he thinks he has what it takes to make it big.

He told the Sunday Mirror: 'Cruz Beckham could be the next superstar, for sure. He has pretty talented parents in the first place and is a pretty talented kid - I back him completely.'

And Justin's best piece of advice for Cruz is to 'stay close' to his famous parents, David and Victoria Beckham.

Child star: Like Justin, Cruz has been signed by manager Scooter Braun and the Sorry singer has pledged to give him guidance

Child star: Like Justin, Cruz has been signed by manager Scooter Braun and the Sorry singer has pledged to give him guidance

He added: 'He has been blessed with such great parents, so if he wants to break into the industry, my advice would be to stay close to them. 

'I'm always around to give advice when he needs it, but mum and dad will know best.'

Justin is also friends with Cruz's older brother, 18-year-old photographer Brooklyn Beckham. 

Famous friends: Justin is also friends with Cruz's older brother, 18-year-old photographer Brooklyn Beckham

Famous friends: Justin is also friends with Cruz's older brother, 18-year-old photographer Brooklyn Beckham

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