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Like father, like son!

Simon Cowell, American Idol's most famous and most acerbic former judge and creator of The X Factor franchise, shared on Wednesday on Twitter a photo of himself appearing with his adorable baby boy Eric. Both are shirtless and sport one of the 54-year-old British reality star's favorite fashion staples—aviator sunglasses.

"Taking after daddy," he said.

Also spotted in the pic: The man once dubbed "Mr. Nasty" is smiling. With a kid that cute, who wouldn't?

Cowell's girlfriend Lauren Silverman gave birth to Eric, the couple's first child together, this past Valentine's Day. In March, Cowell said he did not rule out having more children, saying he was "born" to be a dad.

The reality star had shared on Twitter the first photos of Eric, then two days old, saying, "now you can see how very handsome little Eric is."

"Very handsome like his dad," he added alongside another photo that he tweeted on May 5.