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Photo: Justin Bieber Invades A Stranger's Personal Space At Runyon

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Stars, they're just like us! They hike at Runyon Canyon and have deep conversations with strangers about life, too.

After hiker Mike Maedke's wife spotted Justin Bieber at the popular Hollywood hiking trail and greeted him, the "Baby" singer walked over and had a 20-minute heart-to-heart with Maedke, according to TMZ. Bieber sat on a bench with Maedke—you know, the one that overlooks the city—so closely that Maedke could only get half a butt cheek on the bench. We're just saying Bieber could've scooted over a bit.

They chatted about fame and how Bieber misses Canada (aw!). Bieber took a selfie with Maedke, played with a pup nearby and then gave Maedke a fist-bump goodbye after some fans spotted him.

Lately, Bieber seems like he's inching towards being more human and possibly turning over a new leaf. Earlier this month, he let himself be the subject of a Comedy Central Roast, which will air on March 30, facing an onslaught of burns from comedians and celebs. He even offered an apology for his past unsavory behavior, and said, "I’m a kind-hearted person who loves people and, through it all, lost some of my best qualities."