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Teen who cleaned Bailey Avenue given full scholarship, car and insurance

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Posted at 7:04 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 13:48:29-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Matt Block’s 2004 red convertible Mustang is his pride and joy. But after seeing 7 Eyewitness New’s story on the 18-year-old Hutch Tech student who spent around 10 hours cleaning up Bailey Avenue in Buffalo after the violence Monday night He’s giving the car to Antonio Gwynn.

“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,” said Block.

“The car he sent me a picture of was the same exact car that my mom first got me. It's the same color, same everything,” said Gwynn.

Bob Briceland from Briceland Insurance Agency will be covering Gwynn’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.

Gwynn said 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. This way one day he can start his own repair shop.

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

Gwynn said he plans to continue paying it forward.

“I've been mainly been helping all my family that has been there for me, like my great aunt. I spoiled her. I helped pay her rent and I got her the same phone I have,” Gwynn said.