April 30th, 2014
10:38 AM ET

Boy Uses Gospel Music to Escape Kidnapper

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," an Atlanta boy escapes his kidnapper by singing a gospel song over and over for hours.  CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

Willie Myrick was kidnapped from his family's own driveway by a man who threw him into a car, but the boy was released, miles away and three hours later, unharmed.


Myrick sang the gospel song  "Every Praise" until the kidnapper just couldn't take it anymore.

"He opened the door and threw me out," the boy said. "He told me not to tell anyone."

The story eventually reached Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Hezekiah Walker, the man who performed the song, and the artist flew to Atlanta to meet Myrick .

The kidnapper is still at large, but police are hoping a sketch provided above will lead to his arrest.

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  1. Patilu

    To GOD be all the Glory and Amazing Grace.

    Dear GOD, please help the kidnapped Nigerian girls to be rescued and all children that need your help, in the name of Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen.

    May 8, 2014 at 3:01 pm | Reply
  2. linda hart/woodard


    May 4, 2014 at 4:20 pm | Reply

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