Customers Formed Long Lines At Donut Shop, But It Wasn't Just For Donuts.
It wasn't long before the truth about Stella's whereabouts had reached the customers. Stella had suffered from a brain aneurysm. Sadly, her health was quickly declining and she was under constant medical attention. Of course, that meant that Stella couldn't work in the donut shop anymore.
Because John was the only one able to work, the amount of work he had to do obviously increased. Which meant that John was spending way more time at the donut shop than he was at home with his sick wife.
Donut City is a favorite stop of many people in the Seal Beach area, and most of them had grown very fond of John and Stella over the years. For some, a visit to Donut City was a tradition. One woman told Los Angeles Times that she brought her grandchildren there since they were little boys. “They’ve been in strollers, walking or riding their bikes, We’d go for doughnuts and orange juice. That’s what they remember,” she said.
“We have watched them work extremely hard to keep their doors open and support their family. We will always support them, even more so in their time of need," said customer Marc Loopesko. Loopesko has been a customer of Donut City for 18 years.
Many others expressed the same feeling. A regular customer, Steven O'Falloon, said that it was “heartbreaking to hear of Stella Chhan’s misfortune.” The entire community was devasted by Stella and John's situation, so they wanted to do something to repay the Chhans for their many years of kindness
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