Tom Cruise, Suri Cruise

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Tom Cruise is a lot of things. Doting father is one of them. Good Samaritan is another. So it's hardly surprising that he was reunited with daughter Suri in New York City just hours after she and Katie Holmes escaped uninjured from a fender-bender.

Frankly, we'd be surprised if the knight in shining armor hadn't popped up in the Big Apple this morning to spend time with his 6-year-old for the first time since word of their split broke more than two weeks ago.

While getting caught by the paparazzi was inevitable, the 50-year-old movie star didn't stay out in public for too long, and was only briefly spotted while carrying Suri (herself carrying a stuffed animal) from his car to their hotel. He only arrived in the city this morning.

A source confirms that this is the first scheduled visitation between the duo, but that while they have not physically been in the same place, there has been "near daily" contact between the father and daughter. In any case, today's face time is no doubt preferable to what was originally on the books, as today was the scheduled date for the first hearing (canceled in light of a settlement) between Tom and Katie.

Though Suri and mama Katie have been making the rounds in NYC on a daily basis, Cruise has spent the past two weeks filming his new sci-fi flick Oblivion in California.

From the adorable look of things, they've clearly missed each other's company.

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