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NEW YORK (PIX11) — A 13-year-old boy shot in the shot while waiting for a bus inspired countless New Yorkers with his remarkable composure, seemingly unshakable faith and all-around positivity in the face of violence.

And on Thursday night, he continued to lift spirits: this time with his voice, singing the National Anthem to kick off the Mets-Yankees Subway Series game at Citi Field.

Droiville along with the French Speaking Choir earned a standing ovation, and fans received much more than a baseball game.

“I got goose bumps hearing him. It’s amazing to see him up there,” said Marvin Garcia, a Mets fan in the crowd.

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Gama said singing the national anthem at Citi Field was “an honor” and that he hopes to do the same at Yankee Stadium.

Droiville had a few words to say after the big performance. He said he was a bit nervous and had a long day.

“It was great. It was an honor,” he said.

It was just last month when the teen was hit by a stray bullet at a bus stop in East Flatbush. Gunfire struck him in the eye.

Doctors said it is a miracle he survived. He may one day even regain limited sight in his injured eye.

Droiville said he will continue to speak out against gun violence. A fundraiser has been created for the young teen’s education  — he wants to study immigration law — and for the rehabilitation he now needs.