Not only did he pull the pocket off, he pulled out a section of material. It was almost a perfect square. I pulled the material off the pocket top with my seam ripper. Here is the hole!
I put the little guy back in his place and pondered how I was going to fix it up. I opted for fusible interfacing, I had tons of scraps from other project. I did the inside first cut and iron.
Then added interface to the front side- ironed it down.
I pinned the pocket back on the shorts and top stitched down. Now we were good as new! And I have a happy boyfriend!