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Kidnapper releases little boy because he wouldn't stop singing gospel music

The nine-year-old boy sang a gospel song over and over until he was let go.

Willie Myrick
Willie Myrick

WERE YOU PAYING attention during Sister Act the other night? The music could come in handy in future, if this story is anything to go by.

Nine-year-old Willie Myrick was kidnapped outside his home in the US city of Atlanta and driven around for three hours until he was finally let go.

But why did the kidnapper release him?

A huge fan of gospel music, Willie sang the gospel song Every Praise over and over until the man finally cracked and kicked him out.

Willie told USA Today the man cursed and told him to shut up before letting him go:

He opened the door and threw me out. He told me not to tell anyone.

Willie’s story soon reached Grammy-winning gospel singer Hezekiah Walker, who performed the song Every Praise.

He joined the boy and his family at their local church, where they sang the song together.

Walker said:

I really believe that God spoke through me to save that young man’s life.

Aw. We’re just glad little Willie’s home safe.

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