Coffee shop brews up love for a local teen

The city of Oxford was brewing up a lot of love and support for a teenager who lost his mother and father in a murder-suicide.

Posted: Mar 25, 2019 11:53 PM
Updated: Mar 26, 2019 9:09 AM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - The city of Oxford was brewing up a lot of love and support for a teenager who lost his mother and father in a murder-suicide.

Lines went out the door all day Monday at the Cups Coffee Shop.

Each cup purchased went to D.C. Cummings and his older sister.

"I feel blessed; they didn’t have to do it, but they did anyway,” Cummings said.

Bryan Spillman, the owner of the shop, met the 19-year-old at a local mentoring program called Young Life.

When his parents were taken from him last week, he knew he wanted to help.

"We might lose money today, but really it’s a win for us because we get to take a local business and give those funds to someone who needs it more,” Spillman said.

Cummings' family was overwhelmed by all of the support. But they don't want to forget the lives they lost. They want this to be a lesson for everyone.

“If anyone needs help with a domestic violence situation, please speak up because silence is not the answer,” Alicia Coleman said.

More than 750 people got coffee throughout the day, and the total has not yet been announced, but they know they raised more than $4,000 easy.

The funeral for Cummings' parents will be held Saturday in Oxford at 1 p.m.

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