Tracee Ellis Ross is beaming with pride over the debut of her Black-ish co-star, Marsai Martin’s, new film. In honor of the release of Little, a comedy starring and executive produced by Martin, Ellis Ross penned an inspirational message to her T.V. daughter Friday (April 12).

“MY LITTLE ~ @marsaimartin you are just getting started! Even though I am not your real mom, you’ve grown up within my gaze. “My heart is full for you and I’m so excited for your journey,” the Golden-Globe winning actress captioned a black-and-white Instagram photo of her and Martin.

Ellis Ross added a note for Martin’s parents who are partners in her company, Genius Productions. “Bravo Carol and Josh you’ve raised a special human. May this be the first of many celebrations for you as an EP!”