• Patrons buy out doughnut shop daily so owner can take care of ailing wife

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    Customers of a California doughnut shop are buying a dozen of the sweet treats at a time to help the store’s co-owner visit his ailing wife, KCBS reported.

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    John Chhan and his wife, Stella, have owned Donut City in Seal Beach for three decades, the television station reported. The couple came to the United States in 1979 as refugees from their native Cambodia and have been serving doughnuts ever since.

    Stella Chhan recently suffered an aneurysm and is recovering in rehab. John Chhan goes home to tend to her as soon as he sells out of doughnuts for the day, KCBS reported. Since he refused financial help through a GoFundMe account, Chhan’s customers come early and buy at least a dozen doughnuts apiece. They spread the news via newsletters and by word of mouth, the television station reported.

    “Hey come and support this guy’s doughnuts,” one customer said, flashing a thumbs up sign outside Chhan’s shop recently. “He’s a great man, great cause.”

    “She can talk, she can write,” Chhan told KCBS of his wife’s progress. “Right now she’s trying to start … (to) eat something.”

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