A kidnapped 9-year-old sang a gospel song for hours until his kidnapper couldn't take it anymore and let him go.

A kidnapped 9-year-old sang a gospel song for hours until his kidnapper couldn't take it anymore and let him go.
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A kidnapped 9-year-old sang a gospel song for hours until his kidnapper couldn't take it anymore and let him go.

Can't a kidnapper get some peace and quiet? (screengrab via WXIA)

If you don't believe in the power of prayer, this story will at least make you believe in the power of being really, really annoying.

A few weeks ago, 9-year-old Willie Myrick was lured away from his house in Atlanta with cash planted there by a stranger. The man grabbed Myrick and threw him into his car. For the next three hours, the unidentified man drove the frightened Myrick around, and the little boy sang the gospel song "Every Praise" over. And over. And over again.

Finally, the suspect just couldn't take it anymore. He opened the car door, threw Myrick out unharmed, and told him not to tell anyone what had happened. Myrick went door to door until an elderly man let him use the phone to call his grandmother and police.

When Hezekiah Walker, who originally recorded the song, heard the story, he flew from Los Angeles to Atlanta to meet the boy. He told local news station WXIA, "It's just emotional to me because you never know who you're going to touch."

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This is an ongoing investigation, and police have released a sketch of the suspect (below). Sounds like he should be pictured with his hands over his ears.

A kidnapped 9-year-old sang a gospel song for hours until his kidnapper couldn't take it anymore and let him go.

(by Shira Rachel Danan)

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