Huge Rewards for Teen Who Cleaned Up Protest Aftermath


When Antonio Gwynn Jr. saw the damage from protests in his hometown of Buffalo, New York, he grabbed a broom, bought some trash bags and started cleaning the streets.  He started at 2 in the morning and didn’t stop cleaning for the next 10 hours.

When a group of neighbors arrived the next morning to start clearing the damage, they found that Antonia had already done most of the work.   Antonia is an 18-year-old high school senior.  He saw on the news that Bailey Avenue was covered in glass and garbage and knew people needed to use the street to get to work in the morning. 

When word spread of how Antonia single-handedly took action, his community responded in a big way.

Matt Block was so moved that he decided to give Antonio his prized 2004 red Mustang convertible.  The 27-year old says the car is one he wanted since he was a kid, but these days is only using it occasionally. He saw Antonio ask for some car buying advice on Facebook; Matt decided to offer up his sports car.  It turns out the gift has more meaning that Matt could ever imagine.  Antonio’s mom – who passed away just two years ago – also drove a red Mustang.  Matt says he got goosebumps hearing that.

The goodness doesn’t stop there.  A local businessman gave him Antonio a year of car insurance for his new wheels AND an area college gifted him a scholarship.  Antonio plans to open a cleaning business one day.  Sounds like it’ll be a perfect fit for him.

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