Simon Cowell I Idolize My New Son

2/16/2014 11:01 AM PST

Simon Cowell -- I Idolize My New Son

Simon Cowell has a male in his life that is actually showing more chest than him -- and his name is Eric.

It's a pretty shocking sight for a man who by all accounts has avoided parenthood for 54 years.

Simon boasted how handsome his son is, adding, "I never knew how much love and pride I would feel."

Simon, Lauren Silverman and 2-day-old Eric posed for the pic in the NYC hospital where the kid was born.

So how do you feel today ... looking at a 2-day-old kid who will never have to work a day in his life?