Katie Holmes has taken Suri Cruise back to her hometown of Toledo, Ohio, where the mother-and-daughter duo went on a little shopping excursion.
Their non-high-end shopping trip consisted of stops into Gap – even grabbing a bite at Auntie Anne’s pretzels – while visiting Toledo’s Westfield Franklin Park mall.
"Katie seemed tired, but was very polite and kind," the source tells People of the now-single mom, who was accompanied by another woman and two young boys.
Another worker at the mall says 33-year-old Holmes was "very sweet and didn't seem to mind talking to people. She looked happy."
The actress who is in the midst of a divorce with soon-to-be ex-husband of five years, Tom Cruise, was mostly left alone by other shoppers and fit right back into her natural Toledo lifestyle.
"It was nice seeing her coming to the mall and not acting like she was some big star who was so much better than everyone,” an onlooker said. "It was like she was just one of us. She was smiling and didn't seem uncomfortable with being there. It was just Katie coming back to her hometown."
Katie Holmes and Suri Cruise take a cab in New York City
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