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Kidnapped boy Willie Myrick sings gospel song until abductor sets him free

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A 10-year-old boy has managed to escape the clutches of a kidnapper by singing a gospel song until the suspect couldn't stand it anymore and let him free.

Police say Willie Myrick was abducted by a man from his Atlanta, Georgia driveway, on March 31.

The suspect allegedly lured him with cash and then, when he was close enough, grabbed him and pulled him into his car.

They then drove around for three hours before the man dropped Willie off unharmed in East Point.

But Willie's actions during that terrifying time probably saved his life. 

Willie said he sang the gospel song 'Every Praise' repeatedly until the man told him to get out of the car.

Willie said while he was singing, the man kept cursing and telling him to shut up before eventually kicking him out.

'He opened the door and threw me out,' Willie told WXIA-TV. 'He told me not to tell anyone.'

On Thursday, community leaders came together to warn other parents and children about the kidnapping and celebrate the little boy's bravery and quick thinking.

The man who wrote the song - Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Hezekiah Walker - even traveled from New York to congratulate Willie in person.

'It's just emotional to me because you never know who you're going to touch,' Walker told 11Alive.



story | by Dr. Radut