Teen Takes to the Buffalo Streets to Clean Up after Protests and is Gifted a Scholarship and a Car

One teen couldn't bear to see the waste left by protesters in his Buffalo neighborhood, so he took matters into his own hands and was richly rewarded.


The protests under the movement Black Lives Matter are still taking place all over the country and people get on the streets asking for the police brutality to be put to an end.

And while they make sure they spread their message across, they leave garbage on the streets.

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18-year-old Antonio Gwynn Jr. from Buffalo, New York, wants to make sure the Bailey Avenue, where he resides, gets cleaned after the protests are over.

So, without even thinking twice, this young man took a broom and a trash bag and started sweeping and cleaning the road at 2 am. He knew people would use the road in the morning and walking on litter and broken glass wouldn’t be pleasant, so he just wanted to make something nice for the members of his community.

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Believe it or not, Gwynn spent 10 hours cleaning the streets. Seeing him working hard to get the litter and the waste off of the neighborhood, some of the neighbors decided to organize and help. But at the time they arrived, Gwynn had already done most of the work himself.

His selfless deed made Gwynn sort of a celebrity in his community and everyone knew he was a great young man. Gwynn’s mother died two years ago, but we are sure she’s looking at him from Heaven and is proud of him.

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The community wanted to step in for him after they learned he wanted to attend college and was working to save some money up. The first person to help was a man named Matt Block who gave Gwynn his 2004 red Mustang convertible. He said he was planning on selling it, but once he noticed Gwynn was asking for car-buying advice on Facebook, he knew this young teen was just the person to have his car. This meant the world to Gwynn especially because his mother drove a red Mustang before she died.

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This was just the first of the series of good deeds the community did for Gwynn. After a man named Bob Briceland learned of the teen and Block’s gift, he offered 3 years of free auto insurance through his agency. “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,” Briceland told WKBW News.

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The best is yet to come. Medaille College in Buffalo offered the teen a full scholarship so he will be will majoring in business this coming Fall.

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We are so glad there are young people like Gwynn out there who care for the community and want to be important part of it. And for the city and all the people who paid him forward, they are inspiring others to be as kind and as thoughtful as Gwynn, and that is how things should be done if we want to make this world a better place for everyone.

You can take a look at the video of Gwynn below.