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Father-of-four creates McDonald’s drive-thru for his four-year-old daughter’s birthday

Father of the year award! Dad stays up until 1.30am building a McDonald’s Drive-Thru simulation for his four-year-old daughter – whose only birthday wish was to order a Happy meal

  • Father Nathan Lewis lives in New Zealand where they have Level 4 lockdown
  • His daughter Maizie celebrated her fourth birthday on April 22 despite this
  • She desperately wanted a McDonald’s Happy Meal to celebrate the occasion
  • So her diligent dad invented one in their driveway at home for her to enjoy
  • Maizie received chicken nuggets, chips and a strawberry shake from the ‘store’
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Maizie Lewis’ (pictured right) fourth birthday wish was to go through the McDonald’s drive-thru and order a six-piece chicken nugget Happy Meal with her family

Maizie Lewis’ fourth birthday wish was to go through the McDonald’s drive-thru and order a six-piece chicken nugget Happy Meal with her family.

The adorable preschooler is living in New Zealand under strict Level 4 lockdowns because of coronavirus, so she isn’t allowed to visit her local fast food franchise.

So in a bid to impress his four-year-old daughter Nathan Lewis spent seven hours reconstructing a drive-thru with TV screens in their own backyard, so his youngest child could experience the excitement of ordering a meal.

He was up until 1.30am the night before April 22 preparing the simulation, filming himself in a checkout window taking her order and tapping her ‘debit card’. 

It shows Maizie, her mother and some of her siblings in their car slowly moving down their driveway, going past a printed sign that read 'McDonald's drive-thru'

The car pauses at the first TV screen which asks Maizie for her order. She confidently asks for chicken nuggets, chips and a strawberry milkshake

The car pauses at the first TV screen which asks Maizie for her order. She confidently asks for chicken nuggets, chips and a strawberry milkshake

The video, which father-of-four Nathan uploaded to their family’s Facebook account Lewis Bunch in Lockdown, was filmed the moment Maizie woke up, donned her Disney Frozen dress, and hopped into the car ready for the ‘drive-thru’. 

It shows Maizie, her mother and some of her siblings in their car slowly moving down their driveway, going past a printed sign that read ‘McDonald’s drive-thru’. 

The car pauses at the first TV screen which asks Maizie for her order. She confidently asks for chicken nuggets, chips and a strawberry milkshake.

Her father’s voice echoes through the speaker, asking the family to continue driving through to the next screen where they can pay.

As they do so, Nathan directs them to park in the ‘car park’ and wait for Maizie’s meal to be delivered by hand. One of the famous McDonald’s characters, Ronald McDonald, can be seen in the distance. 

Nathan finally appears in the footage, carrying a signature McDonald's cup and Happy Meal with him and says hello to his daughter, who answers back with a very sweet and simple 'daddy'

Maizie takes hold of the back and thanks her father

Nathan finally appears in the footage, carrying a signature McDonald’s cup and Happy Meal with him and says hello to his daughter, who answers back with a very sweet and simple ‘daddy’

It has received more than 3,000 views since being uploaded yesterday, with many of the comments praising the Lewis family (pictured) for their creative present

It has received more than 3,000 views since being uploaded yesterday, with many of the comments praising the Lewis family (pictured) for their creative present

After they have parked Nathan finally appears in the footage, carrying a signature McDonald’s cup and Happy Meal with him and says hello to his daughter, who answers back with a very sweet and simple ‘daddy’.

He hands her the meal dressed in the fast food chain’s uniform and shows her that the box has a Frozen theme to it, something that makes her visibly excited.

Maizie begins to eat some of her chips and nuggets, clearly shocked that her birthday wish came true, as the video ends.

It has received more than 3,000 views since being uploaded yesterday, with many of the comments praising the Lewis family for their creative present.  

You can see more of the family’s adventures by following them on Facebook here

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