02/28/2013 01:48 pm ET

Tom Cruise Misses Suri, Sends Private Jet To Pick Up 6-Year-Old (VIDEO)

Well, that's one way to get a kid to pick a favorite parent: Tom Cruise, 50, who is in London for a movie, sent a private jet to pick up his 6-year-old so she can join him for five days.

It was last week that little Suri missed out on school to spend some quality time with her daddy, E! reports. "Tom sent his private jet to NYC to pick up Suri so she could come to London and spend some time with him," a source told E! exclusively. "He has been working quite long hours on the set, but he was able to have some time off to be with her." According to HollywoodLife, until last week the father-daughter duo hadn't seen each other since Christmas.

While that was going on, Suri's other parent (the now less cool one?) Katie Holmes spent her solo time at a party in Beverly Hills, according to the Daily Mail.

Late last year, Cruise filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against the publisher of Life & Style and In Touch magazines, over a story that suggested he had abandoned Suri after his divorce from Holmes. Cruise's lawyer said at the time that "Tom is a caring father who dearly loves Suri. She's a vital part of his life and always will be."

Not many parents show their love by sending a Gulfstream IV for their young'uns, that's for sure.



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