updated 07/17/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 07/17/2012 AT 12:25 PM ET
Tom Cruise is finally getting quality time with his daughter Suri.
Two weeks after Katie Holmes filed for divorce, the 50-year-old star arrived in New York City on Tuesday and was photographed carrying his daughter into a hotel. It is his first visit since he and Holmes, 33, reached a divorce settlement on July 7.
“Tom looked really happy,” an observer in New York tells PEOPLE.
“He’s been dying to see her,” says a source of Cruise, who finished shooting his latest movie, Oblivion, on Sunday in California. Cruise learned of Holmes’s divorce filing while shooting the same film on location in Iceland. And although he and Suri have spoken frequently since the split, he has not seen her in person since mid-June.