Unbeknown to most, Simon Cowell is an animal lover.
In 2018, the America's Got Talent judge donated over NZD$50,000 to the Humane Society International to help the organisation shut down a South Korean dog farm.
His generous donation freed over 200 dogs, and earlier this month he got to meet one of the precious pups he saved.
The emotional meeting occurred during a recent interview on ITV's Good Morning Britain. The show's news correspondent Philippa Tomson ended up adopting one of the dogs saved from the dog meat farm HSI closed down with help from Cowell.
Tomson brought the pup, a Maltese mix named Robin, on-air during her interview with Cowell to meet her hero. Cowell happily accepted Robin into his arms and kept the pup in his lap for the rest of the interview.