Boy Sings Gospel Song Until Kidnapper Releases Him
A young boy may have saved his own life by singing gospel music until his kidnapper let him go.
Earlier this month, then nine-year-old Willie Myrick was kidnapped from his southwest Atlanta driveway by an unknown man. Police say the kidnapper allegedly drove the boy around for hours before dropping him off unharmed in East Point.
During the frightening three hours, Willie says he continued to sing the gospel song “Every Praise” by Hezekiah Walker until the kidnapper grew tired of cursing and telling him to shut up. Eventually the man kicked him out.
“He opened the door and threw me out. He told me not to tell anyone,” Willie recounted in front of a crowded sanctuary at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
News of the gospel singing boy quickly spread making its way to the ears of Hezekiah Walker. Inspired by the amazing story, the Grammy-Award winning gospel singer decided to fly from New York to Atlanta to meet Willie.
“It’s just emotional to me because you never know who you’re going to touch,” Walker told 11 Alive’s Blayne Alexander.”I just wanted to hug him and tell him I love him.”
Walker arrived at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church on Thursday evening and did just that. He grabbed Willie and gave him a gripping hug as tears ran down the boy’s face. After the emotional moment, Walker led Willie and the rest of the church in singing the song that led to the inspirational story, “Every Praise.”
Currently, Willie’s adbuctor is still at large. Police have release a sketch and are requesting that anyone who knows the man or has any information call CrimeStoppers at 404-577-TIPS.
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