SEAL BEACH, Calif. —
On daily basis for the final 30 years, John Chhan has greeted his prospects at Donut Metropolis in Seal Seashore, beginning at 4:30 a.m. He and his spouse, Stella, have change into a staple in the neighborhood.
For him, it is simply good working along with his greatest buddy and companion.
“It is loads of enjoyable, we work collectively, we keep collectively,” Chhan mentioned.
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The doughnuts are good, strive the apple fritter – however you higher get there early. The contemporary baked goodies are flying off the shelf like by no means earlier than, usually forcing Chhan to shut early. Clients mentioned that is the objective.
“Lots of people, they arrive to purchase loads of doughnuts from us and gave me extra time to go go to my spouse,” Chhan mentioned.
Final month, Chhan’s spouse had a mind aneurysm. She was rushed to the hospital and continues to recuperate at a nursing facility. It has been extraordinarily troublesome for his or her household.
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“I damage in my coronary heart,” Chhan mentioned.
Clients rapidly heard the information and needed to assist. So, they’re snatching up doughnuts by the handfuls.
“The earlier we will get him residence and get assist for her, (the) higher for each of them and the group,” buyer Charlie Dickinson mentioned.
On Thursday, the trays had been cleaned out by 10:30 a.m. This candy gesture by the group has left Chhan grateful past phrases.
“Oh, I really feel heat, very appreciative,” he mentioned.
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