Leeds viral supermum recreates McDonald's meal for six-year-old craving his favourite meal

A mum from Leeds has gone viral after recreating a McDonald's meal for her foster son during lockdown.

Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 5:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th April 2020, 5:24 pm

Maria Leatham treated her foster son to the 'McDonald's meal' recreated from frozen food.

Despite not being able to visit his favourite chain for his weekly treat, Maria has been lauded by parents across Leeds for giving the six-year-old the 'next best thing'.

She used an old Jaffa Cake packet for the 'box' before cooking up chicken nuggets and chips.

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The McDonald's meal

Maria told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "I am a foster carer and one of my little boys was fed up as McDs was still closed.

"So I thought as a treat I would make him one.

"He thought it was real!

"I was just happy he didn't look at the bottom of the box as I didn't cover that..."

The McDonald's meal underneath

Maria said she has been shopping as 'little as possible' to adhere to the lockdown restrictions.

She added: "He has a treat at McDs once a week.

"But it has been nearly four weeks.

"I thought I would try to make it and it paid off."

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