Buffalo Teen Spends 10 Hours Cleaning Up After Protests, Rewarded With Car & Full-Ride Scholarship

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Matt Block

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According to WKBW, 18-year-old Antonio Gwynn took to the streets of Buffalo at 2 in the morning with a broom in hand to clean up any trash left from the protests.

And after 10 straight hours of sweeping up the debris, his neighborhood was back to tip top shape. And now, other members of the community have rallied to reward him with a new car, a year’s worth of auto insurance, and full scholarship to a Buffalo-area college.

Not bad eh?

The 2004 Mustang came from Matt Block who was looking to sell it, but opted to just give it away instead.

“I couldn’t come to grips with selling it and this was a good way for me to get rid of it and know someone that gets it is going to appreciate it.”

Bob Briceland of Briceland Insurance Agency chipped in a year’s worth of auto insurance.

“I just felt compelled to help him out. We just need to get together our whole city and show people how there’s so many good people here,” said Briceland.

And the icing on the cake, a 4-year ride to Medaille College.

“I literally stopped, pulled over, and started crying. So did my great aunt. My little cousin did also,” said Gwynn.

Antonio, Matt, Bob, the good folks at Medaille… we need more like you.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock