After more than three months apart from his 6-year-old daughter Suri – the pair were last together on Aug. 5 after a week-long vacation – the actor, 50, welcomed his little girl to London earlier this week.
"He's super excited" about the visit, a source tells PEOPLE.
Mom Katie Holmes spent Thanksgiving in Toledo, Ohio, with the rest of the tight-knit Holmes clan. The actress, 33, had the day off from her Broadway comedy Dead Accounts.
For Cruise, the long-awaited reunion was especially sweet. Based in London since mid-August, where he is deep in pre-production for the sci-fi action film All You Need Is Kill, the actor has been struggling to cope with the distance between them since Holmes filed for divorce in June and was awarded primary custody of the couple's only child.
Although Cruise has been "heartbroken" by the situation, as his friend Christopher McQuarrie recently told PEOPLE, he and Suri have been speaking by phone daily. And sources on both sides have said that both Cruise and Holmes are continuing to try to work things out amicably. "They are all about co-parenting," a Holmes pal said in September.