John and his wife, Stella, have owned Donut City in Orange County since 1990. Stella suffered an aneurysm in September and has been in the hospital. When their customers learned of Stella's condition, they wanted to set up a GoFundMe, but John declined their offer saying he just wants to spend more time with his wife.
So, they decided to help in a different way, by making sure the shop sells out early every morning so John can be with Stella. Many customers buy three, four, or five dozen and the shop sometimes sells out as early as 7.30am.