LITTLE Cheung Fai-ying had a dream come true yesterday - she feasted in a style she thought she could never afford, thanks to South China Morning Post readers. The three-year-old, who usually has a bowl of congee and a boiled egg for meals, yesterday munched on French fries, a hamburger and ice cream paid for with McDonald's Restaurant coupons from readers moved by her story. The Post highlighted the toddler's wish last month when her mother said an extra social security allowance - promised by Governor Chris Patten to begin next April - would buy her daughter good food. The family's monthly standard Comprehensive Social Security Assistance rate will increase from $1,045 to $1,605 next year. Chan Sheung-lin, 43, was already planning how to spend the additional $560 a month when she received the coupons for McDonald's food on Friday. 'Fai-ying was overjoyed and asked to go to the restaurant the next day,' Ms Chan said. 'She got out of bed at 7.30 am instead of the usual 8 am. And the first thing she said to me was not 'good morning' but asked me if it was true that I would bring her to McDonald's. 'She was excited. We have not eaten out for a long time - almost a year after I separated from my husband - because I want to save money for her exercise books, clothes and other daily necessities.' The family relies on $2,765 a month plus a housing allowance from the Government. Fai-ying, who has never been to a birthday party or had one of her own because her mother's allowance would not stretch to a cake or gifts, has been promised a big party for her next birthday - courtesy of McDonald's Restaurants. And the store plans to give her more coupons for free hamburgers and French fries. Ms Chan said: 'I am deeply moved. Even strangers show they care. But I hope the public can care not only for us, but also for other single parent families who need support from the community.'