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Ryan Surprises Doughnut Shop Owner Who Closes Early to Be With Sick Wife

This is the best story. Every morning, customers help buy out doughnut shop Donut City in Seal Beach, California, so that the owner, John Chhan, can close early and be with his sick wife, Stella

John and Stella have owned Donut City in Seal Beach for three decades. The couple came to Orange County as refugees from Cambodia in 1979 and worked side-by-side everyday until Stella suffered an aneurysm. Stella is now seeking medial treatment and John makes it a priority to spend as much time as he can with her in the facility.

Ryan Seacrest, along with the On-Air and KIIS FM local street team, wanted to buy out the shop early on Tuesday, November 6, after hearing about the Chhan’s, but by the time KIIS FM’s EJ got there, they were already sold out out thanks to Chhan’s loyal and big-hearted customers. 

 

The feel good story comes amid midterm elections and EJ ended up surprising Chhan still with flowers and a balloon to bring to his wife Stella. 

 

Listen back to the audio above to hear more from EJ about meeting Chhan and watch the video above for more on the heartwarming story. 

Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest

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