Albert Brigas was hoping to pay off his mortgage and retire next year, but thanks to his boss Rudy Quinones he can get started on his retirement sooner than late—because Quinones paid off the mortgage.
“He would come into work every day even when he was sick. Just that level of loyalty [and] determination you just don’t find anymore,” Quinones, who owns Renown Auto Restoration said.
Brigas, who is 69 and a Vietnam veteran, has been working under Quinones since 2006. He’s been living in his house for 24 years.
“He cares he cares about his people and what happens,” Brigas said of his boss.
Quinones has known about Brigas’ desire to retire for a while.
“Albert has been grumbling about that for the past year. His ultimate goal was to retire and have his house paid off,” Quinones said.
So, Quinones made a decision to help his employee achieve his goal. In mid-October, Quinones filled out a check for about $5000 and paid off his mortgage.
“I got him the final numbers for the house we went to the bank and paid it off,” Brigas said.
Now that he’s retired and doesn’t have to worry about the mortgage, Brigas said he can focus on his family.
“We brought up my 12-year-old granddaughter and she’s doing great, and now we’ve got a nice little grandson,” he said.
“To give them something they’ve been yearning for their whole lives. It’s incredible,” Quinones explained.
One of Quinone’s other employees Joseph Winkler confirmed his boss’s generosity.
“Not enough good news is out there and this is one of those things that I thought needed to be shared, so people know hey there are people out there that do good things for other people.”