The Rock of Ages actor met up with his 6-year-old child for the first time since his divorce with Katie Holmes was filed.
Cruise will have no contact with Holmes during his several days with Suri, reports TMZ.
The star reportedly picked Suri up at Katie Holmes's apartment, but made no contact with his former partner, having been inside for under five minutes.
Cruise wrapped filming of his latest film Oblivion in California yesterday (July 17) before flying to New York City.
He was last seen in public with Suri and Holmes on June 16 at Sushi Samba in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Holmes and Suri were recently involved in a car accident in New York, but neither sustained any injuries.
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