Tom Cruise surprises UK family by landing helicopter in their garden

"[He] came over and elbow bumped us and said thank you very much."

August 25, 2021, 2:20 PM

A family in Warwickshire, England, got an unexpected visit from Tom Cruise when his helicopter touched down in their garden.

The 59-year-old actor, who's in the U.K. filming "Mission: Impossible 7," was forced to make an unexpected landing when the nearby Coventry Airport temporarily shut down, according to the BBC.

The owner of the property, Alison Webb, said her family had only been told an unnamed VIP needed somewhere to land because they were running late and the nearby airport was temporarily closed.

Thinking it would be fun for the kids to see a helicopter touch down in their field, she agreed. She said everyone was stunned when Cruise was the one who stepped out.

"It turned out to be an incredible day," she added. "It was surreal, I still now can't believe it happened."

Cruise posed for pictures and even gave a free helicopter ride to Webb's children and her partner's kids.

"He went straight over to the children for a chat, then came over and elbow bumped us and said thank you very much," she continued. "Then he said if the kids would like they could go up in the helicopter."

"Mission: Impossible 7" is expected to open in theaters on May 27, 2022.