9-year-old Willie Myrick is embraced by Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Hezekiah Walker on April 10 in front of the congregation at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Atlanta.

9-year-old Willie Myrick is embraced by Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Hezekiah Walker on April 10 in front of the congregation at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Atlanta.

Boy says he was freed after singing gospel song to his abductor

The Associated Press

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ATLANTA — A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song “Every Praise” until the man released him.

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