Teen Who Spent Hours Cleaning Up After Protest Gifted Car And College Scholarship

A Buffalo, New York teen who inspired many by spending more than 10 hours cleaning up his community after a long night of protests last week, got the surprise of a lifetime when he received a new car from a complete stranger.


Antonio Gwynn watched how the protests in his community became violent and destructive and wanted to do something to help.

The 18-year-old left his house in the middle of the night and spent the next ten hours cleaning up his community.

Matt Block got to know about Gwynn’s act of community kindness, and so he gifted him with his treasured 2004 convertible Mustang.


“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, I think,” Block said.

Insurance company, Briceland Insurance Agency, did their bit by covering Gwynn’s insurance for one year.

It doesn’t end there, because Gyynn has also been offered a full ride to Medaille College.

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


Gwynn’s original plan was to go to trade school as he saved up for college. Now, he can complete that goal right away by studying business and studying mechanics on the side.

“I always wanted to be someone that can help everyone with their car problems,” he said. “This is a great opportunity I have right in front of me.”

Gwynn’s mother died in 2018, but he says he hopes she’d be proud of him today. We are sure his mom must be smiling over him from heaven, because of how perfect he has turned out to be.

Verse of the Day

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. — Philippians 4:8 (NIV)


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