This Beautiful Film About A Boy Coming Out Went Viral Because, Well, Just Watch It

in a heart beat

By Mandy Froelich / Truth Theory

We’re not crying — you’re crying! At least, you will be, after you watch the Pixar-like short film In a Heartbeat.

The short film was created by a team of design students from Ringling College of Art as part of their computer animation thesis. For obvious reasons, the project went viral shortly after it was published. One-and-a-half years later, and the short film is still a hit. In fact, it has been viewed 40 million times on YouTube!

Watch In a Heartbeat below:

The short film features a young boy struggling with his feelings for a fellow classmate. It is obvious the boy has fallen head-first for the boy, and his heart yearns to make it known. However, the young man fears the repercussion he may face for being honest.

In just four minutes, the video captures the experience of numerous LGBTQ youth. It also shows there’s nothing to be afraid of when it comes to love.

According to Bored Panda, the Florida students successfully crowdfunded 5 times the original estimated costs of the film through Kickstarter. Will there be a sequel? Only time will tell…

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