OAK GROVE, OR (KPTV) – Two local coffee competitors in Clackamas County's Oak Grove neighborhood are brewing up a pretty special friendship.

Moonlight Coffeehouse and The Local Coffee Company off of SE McLoughlin Boulevard are only about a mile down the street from each other, but the owners are putting community before competition.

Pixie Adams owns Moonlight, but on Wednesday she was slinging drinks from The Local for most of the day, donating her time to support owners Dave and Tina McAdams.

Dave is fighting a terminal cancer diagnosis. According to doctors, he may only have a few more weeks or days to live. Adams is a breast cancer survivor and had her last surgery for a double mastectomy in 2017.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Adams said the line at the drive-thru was six cars deep. She said than $3,000 were raised, breaking a sales record.

"The support from the community has just been amazing," Adams said. "We've had people coming out ordering food and drinks, some people just coming in to make donations and to send love, but it has been nonstop all day."

Tina says she has always seen Adams as a friend rather than a rival, telling Fox 12 Oregon that her support is making this difficult time a little bit easier.

"For her to reach out as a community partner and want to help us, it totally means the world to us," Tina McAdams said.

McAdams said Dave is very well-loved in the community. He started a nonprofit that gives families in need access to laundry.

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