The relationship between Daniel-san and Mr. Myagi (sp?) is a rather unique one. Teacher/student, father/son, best friends, partners.
I think everyone in some way or another has someone like this in their lives. Or, at least, everyone should in some time in their life.
Lolita definetely is that person for me. I can't think of anyone else who has added to the development of me as a person.
I wonder if one day I will be that person for others. Frightening concept, that.