A kidnapped boy named Willie Myrick kept on singing gospel songs until his captor finally let him run free without harming him. The amazing part is that this nine-year-old kept on singing for three whole solid hours!
In a related report by The Inquisitr, a fake kidnapping in Washington state sparked outrage… especially since the whole thing was caught on video.
On March 31 the little boy was abducted from his driveway in Atlanta, Georgia by a man that is still at large. The suspect allegedly lured little Willie close to his car by promising money, but when the boy came close enough the man grabbed him and dragged him into the vehicle.
For the next three hours Willie was terrified but he kept on singing loudly the gospel music song called Every Praise, which was written by gospel singer Hezekiah Walker. The kidnapper did not like this at all and kept cursing at the kid, telling him to be quiet, but Willie kept singing his heart out. Eventually, the man became so frustrated that he pulled to a stop at East Point:
“He opened the door and threw me out. He told me not to tell anyone.”
Well, that is one promise the little gospel singer would not keep. Not only did the whole community hear the story, even the Grammy Award-winning gospel singer who wrote the song that probably saved Willie’s life heard about the kidnapping. Walker even flew from New York down to Atlanta to meet Willie in person for his 10th birthday. They even sang together front of a crowded sanctuary at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.
Walker also spoke to reporters about how a gospel song may have saved the young boy’s life:
“It’s just emotional to me because you never know who you’re going to touch. I just wanted to hug him and tell him I love him. I really believe that God spoke through me to save that young man’s life.”
Unfortunately, while the story ended well for young Willie Myrick, the kidnapper has yet to be tracked down by police and they have released a sketch photo to help the community track the man down.
[Image via 11alive.com]