'My dad is sad’: Son's sweet tweet helps save father’s empty doughnut shop
Billy's Donuts has now gone viral thanks to a caring son's social media post. Social media has served as a facilitator for small doughnut shops to draw big crowds on multiple occasions. Last fall, a hole in the wall cafe in Seal Beach, California, began to sell out early every morning when a note to help the owners went viral on Facebook. Earlier this year, a gourmet doughnut maker had even longer lines out the door when patrons discovered he prevailed after a near-death experience.