Will Smith Is the Ultimate Instagram Dad

Grace Stasky
February 23, 2018

Gettin jiggy wit it. Na na na na na na na nana. Oh. Hello there. One of Will Smith’s biggest fans reporting live from Instagram. Two months ago, Ellen Degeneres helped our neighbor from West Philly “do it for the gram.”


First post = duck lips, naturally.

Will Smith is more than duck lips and cute babies. He doesn’t need the goto “like bait” posts. He is authentic, hilarious and kind. He’s simply the ultimate Instagram dad.

My man is a Philly boy that knows how to play. Let’s check out how he gained 10 MILLION followers in two months.

The Pursuit of Happyness: Family first.

Tryna get some photos in before these sweaters start Itchin’! I’m starting to feel it already. @treysmith0011 we wish you were here.

A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on Dec 24, 2017 at 7:54pm PST

Christmas Eve sporting itchy and funny sweaters. Missing from photo: Trey Smith. BUT it’s the fam.

Yep definitely my seed

A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on Dec 16, 2017 at 3:17am PST


Our 20th Anniversary is in 4 Days! That’s a Real Feet… :-)… Get it!

A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on Dec 27, 2017 at 10:25am PST

Like I always say, happy wife, happy life.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Philly, Baby.

Will Smith never forgets his roots. Eagles winning the Super Bowl had him like:


A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on Feb 4, 2018 at 2:42pm PST

OH and don’t forget, we’re the NFC Champs too:

Dear @philadelphiaeagles, . Roses are red, Violets are blue, I think it’s time for a Super Bowl title, What about you? . HAHAHA… PHILLY IS IN THE BUILDING!

A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on Jan 22, 2018 at 7:02am PST

Collateral Beauty: he’s human.

One: he’s reading your comments.

Two: he responds.

For those of you who asked to see what started all this.

A post shared by Jake Wood (@jake_wood0717) on Feb 4, 2018 at 12:49am PST

This made Smith emotional and really think about what Jake wrote. In his Instagram story, Smith said:

“What can I do? I looked at his IG and it says barstool therapist. He wants a shot to save the world. That really got me. The concept that somebody wants a shot to save the world. He wants two million views, so I’m going to try and figure out how to get you two million views on something J. So I’m going to sit for a bit and think about something and I’m going to send you a video that only you can post and we’re going to try and get you two million views so you can save the world.” 

Will Smith delivered with this video:

#savetheworldwithlaughter @willsmith thanks brother!!!!

A post shared by Jake Wood (@jake_wood0717) on

BRB, CRYING. Jake now has over 29k followers.

Bad Boys: for life.

Will Smith has a lot of friends. A LOT. From birthday wishes to jokes, he’s always posting about them.

Happy Bday, @tatyanaali!! Wishing You Magic & Miracles on your Next Trip Around the Sun!

A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on Jan 24, 2018 at 10:11am PST

Tatyana Ali aka Ashley Banks.

Happy Bday, @djjazzyjeff! As you know, I never forget your birthday. Do you remember why? Hahahaha… 🙂

A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on Jan 22, 2018 at 10:14am PST

DJ Jazzy Jeff. BFF4L.

When they gave me this hat I almost cried. I felt like I was being welcomed into an elite club… look how serious my face is! #tbt @revwon @kingdmc

A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on Feb 8, 2018 at 1:31pm PST


Men in Black: When your dad invades your music video.

Ya’ll remember Jaden Smith, the Karate Kid? He’s all grown up now. The proud papa celebrated his son’s 100,000,000 Spotify streams by recreating his music video:

SYRE Land:

A post shared by Jaden Smith (@c.syresmith) on Oct 24, 2017 at 2:12pm PDT

Will Smith Land:

Congrats on 100,000,000 @Spotify streams, Jaden! @c.syresmith It is a Delicious Gift to a Parent to Admire his children. Keep Doin’ You!

A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on Feb 6, 2018 at 7:16pm PST


End of day Friday’s. No words needed. Sorry, Captain James West…can’t be all about you.


Wickey wild, wicky wicky wild wild wild west, Jim West, desperado, rough rider.

Oh just me and my pals, Jackie and Marc. Who did it better? Us or Will Smith. BE HONEST.

Anyway, cheers to 10 million followers. We’re glad you’re here, Will Smith. You taught us to be original, relevant and happy. Didn’t learn enough from the Fresh Prince? Call your other Philly friends. ChatterBlast, duh. We’ll hook you up with all social media skills.

10 Million – THANK YOUS to my New Instagram Fam! . Obrigado | Gracias | धन्यवाद् | Grazie | شكرا | Merci | Danke Sehr | 谢谢 | Спасибо | ありがとうございました | תודה | Ευχαριστώ | Mahalo | Gràcies | 감사합니다 | ขอบคุณครับ | Tak | Hvala | Děkuji | շնորհակալություն | Dankie | Faleminderit | Takk | Dank je | Tänan | Kiitos | Köszönöm | Ngiyabonga | Terima Kasih | Paldies | Ačiū | Благодарам | Grazzi | Баярлалаа | Dziękuję | Mulţumesc | Ďakujem | Tack | நன்றி | teşekkür ederim | Дякую | Diolch | Murakoze | ممنون | გმადლობ | Asante | Sag boluň . (Extra special thanx to you @roger.avary)

A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on Feb 19, 2018 at 7:03am PST