Antonio Gwynn, a Buffalo high school senior told CNN that he saw on the local news that Bailey Avenue in Buffalo was covered in glass and garbage, and he knew people needed to use that street to get to work in the morning.
He started at 2 a.m. on Monday June 1st and did not stop cleaning for the next 10 hours. His community responded as soon as word spread of how he single-handedly took action.
Matt Block, a local resident from Buffalo, heard of Gwynn’s act of community kindness, he gifted him with a 2004 convertible Mustang. Block told CNN, “I always wanted to be someone that can help everyone with their car problems and this is a great opportunity I have right in front of me”. Briceland Insurance Agency, a local insurance company, also stepped in and decided to cover the teenager’s insurance for one year.
He is thankful for the community response, “I appreciate everything everyone is doing for me.” Gwynn’s mother died in 2018, but he says he hopes she’d be proud of him today.
Gwynn who had planned to go to trade school while saving school fees to go to college has also been rewarded with a full college scholarship from Medaille College where he plans to study business.