Blowhard Simon Cowell is actually a big softie! The pompous America's Got Talent judge offered nearly $14,000 as a reward to find a stolen dog and helped reunite a heartbroken little boy with his lost puppy!
Three-year-old Edward Latter, of Kent, England, feared he'd never again see Morse, a ten-month-old border terrier, after he was dog-napped in December.
The tot even wrote a tear-jerking letter to Santa, begging St. Nick to send his dog home for Christmas — but the pup remained missing.
That's when the animal-loving music mogul put up the big-ticket prize to bring Morse home.
Latter's dad, Richard, said of Cowell's offer, "It is really, really, generous … It is so good of him."
Kent resident Michelle Holt, 41, discovered mud-splattered Morse near her home on Jan. 12 and took him in for a bath — before checking the Internet for lost dogs and then contacting Edward's parents.
"We broke down in tears," said the little boy's father. "Edward was absolutely over the moon."
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"I have my best friend back!" said the happy tot.
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