South Texas business owner rewards longtime employee with new truck

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas — For a South Texas businessman, loyalty and hard work is everything. And he rewarded a longtime employee by purchasing a truck for him.

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Clayton Brashear, who owns Clayton’s Beach Bar and Event Venue in South Padre Island, gave a new GMC Colorado truck to Alex Contreras, KVEO reported.

Contreras has worked at the business as a kitchen manager for more than 10 years, the television station reported.

Brashear handed Contreras a gift bag on Friday, and the stunned employee pulled out a set of keys to the midsize truck.

Contreras thanked Brashear for the gift with a hug and thanked him.

“He is one of those guys that works hard,” Brashear said in a video he posted on Facebook. “This is something you do for someone who has been loyal to your company and comes to work every day and really works hard.”