The First Pictures of Simon Cowell Holding His Son Might Make You Cry

Simon Cowell made people cry on television for a living, but now the harsh TV talent show judge is making us a little weepy for a very different reason: He's a new dad and it's adorable. And Simon Cowell is never adorable.

Cowell welcomed son Eric — named after his late father — on Valentine's Day and just shared the first snapshots of the little bundle of joy, proving he's not such a grinch after all. Just try not to get a little choked up looking at the loving shots he posted on Twitter Sunday.

"I never knew how much love and pride I would feel," he wrote with this one.

"…. now you can see how very handsome little Eric is," he added with this close-up. Awww.

And here's the first family portrait with mom Lauren Silverman, who's in "great shape," according to Cowell's tweet.

And now we're just waiting for baby Eric's first V-neck T-shirt.
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