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softy (n.)

also softie, 1863, "silly person," from soft (adj.) + -y (3). Meaning "soft-hearted person" is from 1886; that of "weak, unmanly or effeminate man" is from 1895. The Mister Softee soft ice-cream operation began in Philadelphia, U.S., in 1956.

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Definitions of softy from WordNet

softy (n.)
a person who is weak and excessively sentimental;
Synonyms: softie
From wordnet.princeton.edu