Tom Cruise is every inch the doting dad as he and a smiling Suri make waves at Disney World water park


Putting their worries behind them: Tom Cruise is every inch the doting dad as he and a smiling Suri make waves at Disney World water park

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08:29 GMT, 3 August 2012

He was thrown in at the deep end after Katie Holmes announced their shock split just a month ago.

But Tom Cruise appears to be staying afloat in the wake of his personal troubles by spending some quality time with his six-year-old daughter Suri.

The 50-year-old actor seemed to be having a whale of a time as he made a splash with the cute youngster at Typhoon Lagoon at Disney World, Florida.

Doting dad: Tom Cruise showered daughter Suri with cuddles and kisses as they enjoyed a day out at the water park

Doting dad: Tom Cruise showered daughter Suri with cuddles and kisses as they enjoyed a day out at the water park

Despite his recent love life woes, the Mission Impossible star was smiling from ear to ear as he playfully threw little Suri up into the the waves.

And the fashionista tot looked like she was having an equally good time, holding her nose as she prepared to plunge in to the water and then begging her dad to do it again.

Tom was every inch the doting father as he and Suri enjoyed their day at the water park – and made sure to shower his daughter with cuddles, kisses and affection.

Up, up and away: Tom catapulted brave Suri into the waves as they splashed about in the water

Up, up and away: Tom catapulted brave Suri into the waves as they splashed about in the water

Up, up and away: Tom catapulted brave Suri into the waves as they splashed about in the water

Fun in the sun: Little Suri seemed thrilled to be enjoying a day out with her adoring daddy

Fun in the sun: Little Suri seemed thrilled to be enjoying a day out with her adoring daddy

As the pair splashed about in the surf pool, the actor seemed in extremely good spirits and chatted to excited fans as he showed off his impressively toned torso.

Tom is currently taking care of Suri and has whisked her off on vacation while Katie, 33, remains in New York.

Earlier in the day, Suri – wearing a purple polka dot swimsuit – was seen smiling and laughing as she floated around on a lilo and worked on her swimming technique, before whizzing down a water slide.

Splashing around: Tom lifted Suri into the air as they played together in the wave pool

Splashing around: Tom lifted Suri into the air as they played together in the wave pool

Splashing around: Tom lifted Suri into the air as they played together in the wave pool

Putting their troubles behind them: Tom and Suri seemed to forget their family woes as they enjoyed their day out together

Putting their troubles behind them: Tom and Suri seemed to forget their family woes as they enjoyed their day out together

Glum: Katie Holmes out on her own in New York earlier this week

Glum: Katie Holmes out on her own in New York yesterday

Cruise even found time to greet some star-struck fans, exchanging a high five with one of them.

One fellow swimmer, who witnessed Tom in action, told MailOnline that the Hollywood star was 'just lovely to everyone'.

She said: 'He commented on the fact
that my son's hair looked better than his and when I shook his hand, I
just wished him good luck with everything…

'He gripped my hand firmly, looked straight into my eyes and said “thank you so very much”.'

The onlooker went on: 'He had good banter with the other people around him and was very, very caring towards Suri.

'She was just so excited when she came
out of the water and said to her little friend, “come on, come on!!” It
was really precious.'

Hold on tight: Suri whizzes down the the water slide on a purple float as Tom looks on

Hold on tight: Suri whizzes down the the water slide on a purple float as Tom looks on

Nice to meet you: Tom shakes hands with another fan with his star presence turning heads

Nice to meet you: Tom shakes hands with another fan with his star presence turning heads