No joke: Today is National Doughnut Day, and that means you can get freebies at doughnut shops.
In honor of the day, Krispy Kreme stores are handing out free doughnuts, and Dunkin Donuts stores will give you a free pastry with a beverage purchase.
Debby Buras, general manager of the Krispy Kreme store on Wickham Road in Melbourne, said they brought on extra staffers to handle the potential rush today. Happy customers in Krispy Kreme paper hats left the store with big smiles and some sticky fingers.
"They make them fresh in front of you so it's warm," said Daniel Richards, 10, who stopped by the shop with the Central Florida Council Cub Scout day camp of Palm Bay. One of his buddies interjected: "It's like putting a sun in your mouth."
Daniel, who had his first Krispy Kreme today, agreed.
"It makes you want to get more, it's like, I have to buy the whole store."
Both stores will hand out freebies throughout the day. For a list of participating locations, go to krispykreme.com and dunkindonuts.com.