Buffalo Teen Who Cleaned Up City After Protests is Rewarded With Car and Full College Scholarship

Antonio Gwynn Jr. (left) received a 2004 Mustang from Matt Block as a reward for Gwynn’s work cleaning up after protests
Matt Block

A Buffalo teenager who took it on himself to sweep up after George Floyd protests has been handsomely rewarded for his efforts.

Antonio Gwynn Jr., an 18-year-old high school student, has been offered a full scholarship to Medaille College and can zip to class in a red, 2004 Ford Mustang convertible, a gift from a grateful local who was moved by the teen’s initiative, according to reports.

He’s even getting a year of free auto insurance, courtesy of a local businessman.

“I just felt compelled to help him out,” Bob Briceland of Briceland Insurance told Buffalo’s WKBW-TV. “We just need to get together our whole city and show people how there’s so many good people here.”

Like other cities throughout the country, Buffalo has been hit with demonstrations in the wake of the May 25 police custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

After seeing the damage to his hometown, Gwynn picked up a broom Monday and began sweeping up the debris at 2 a.m. Monday — and continued for 10 hours straight.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Jorge Fitz-Gibbon