Kelly Urich


A boy incessantly sings until a kidnapper lets him go

Nine-year old Willie Myrick was kidnapped from his driveway earlier this month from his driveway.


Instead of succumbing to fear during the course of his three hour kidnapping, Willie stayed strong by singing the gospel song "Every Praise" for THREE HOURS STRAIGHT!  

The kidnapper apparently cursed at Willie’s constant singing, telling him to “shut up’” before he eventually shoved him out the car door.


People around Willie’s community have come together to celebrate not only Willie’s strength and bravery, but also as a message to all kids and adults alike to stay strength in the face of fear.  


Willie’s story quickly reached the Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Hezekiah Walker, who sang the song “Every Praise.”  And after hearing about Willie’s story, the singer flew out from New York City to Atlanta to meet Willie.

"I just wanted to hug him and tell him I love him," Walker said.

- Kelly Urich

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04/24/2014 8:31AM
A boy incessantly sings until a kidnapper lets him go
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