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NY teen gifted car for cleaning up after protest

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Posted at 12:24 PM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 13:24:48-04

An 18-year-old from Buffalo, New York was repaid for his kindness after cleaning up his community following protests.

Antonio Gwynn spent around 10 hours cleaning up Bailey Avenue in Buffalo after protests Monday night because, he says, it's something his late mom would have done.

Matt Block, a member of his community, decided to give Gwynn his 2004 red convertible Mustang as a thanks.

"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," said Block.

"Like, it doesn't feel real. It feels like this is a movie going one," said Gwynn. "The car he sent me a picture of was the same exact car that my mom first had got me. And, it's the same color, the same everything."

Then, comes in Bob Briceland from Briceland Insurance Agency.

They will be covering Antonio's insurance for one year.

"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 it doesn't end there.

Antonio says he has been offered a full ride to Medaille College.

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

His original plan was to go to a trade school and save up for college.

Now, he can complete that goal right away by studying business and studying mechanics on the side.

He says he wants to start his own repair shop one day.

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

Antonio plans to continue paying it forward.