NEW PIC: Proud Papa Simon Cowell Continues to Gush About His Mini-Me

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Who knew Simon Cowell was such a softie.

The TV judgin’ curmudgeon can’t help but gush about his mini-me and is creating his own family photo album for all his fans to view in perpetuity.

And the newest pic will melt your heart.

Photo: Twitter

Teeny tiny Eric Cowell is only a few days old and already he’s showing off his photogenic genes (even fast asleep), and making his papa proud: “Eric’s new friends,” Simon wrote snapping his son alongside a couple stuffed animal companions.

Simon’s firstborn, who’s named after The X Factor judge’s father, was appropriately brought into the world on Valentine’s Day and was welcomed by a flurry of flashbulbs and photogs as he made his exit with his famous mom, socialite Lauren Silverman, and music mogul dad last Saturday.

Before the birth, Simon was seen outside NYC’s Lenox Hill Hospital with Silverman’s mom Carole Saland and sister Nicole Davis as he puffed a cigarette — something said Simon’s not going to give up anytime soon: “There are a lot of boring things that happen when you have a baby,” Cowell, 54, previously said. “[You have to get rid of] sharp edges, cigarettes, alcohol … then there’s [baby-proofing] the toilet. But I’ll have a smoking room!”

Now it looks like Simon really does have it all.

Click through Simon’s growing family photo album in the CB! gallery above.