Chris Martin, Gwyneth Paltrow Touching

10/22/2014 5:45 AM PDT

Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow -- Touching


Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow may have figured out the whole divorcing thing ... figured it out better than most, because they still genuinely seem to have affection -- if not love -- for each other.

Chris, Gwyneth and their 2 kids went to Katsuya in Brentwood for dinner Tuesday night. They left separately ... Gwyneth and the kids in an SUV, leaving Chris behind.

But the SUV drives a block from the restaurant and then stops.  Chris sprints over to his family, and then you see a touch that tells a real story about the relationship that remains between the two.

For all of the warring divorce couples ... watch and learn.