It’s amazing the calming effect a baby can have on even the hardest of the hard. Case in point – Simon Cowell. The “American Idol” judge and “X-Factor” creator is known to be one of the acerbic people on the planet. E! Online says that now he’s a father, his whole outlook has changed.

Cowell tweeted a picture of himself holding little Eric. The caption reads, “Taking after daddy.”  Click here to see...Simon And Little Eric.

You’ll recall that Simon’s girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, gave birth to Eric on Valentine’s Day.