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WATCH: grab the tissues and check out In a Heartbeat, an animated short film about two gay boys

The project earned $14,000 on Kickstarter after asking for $3,000

WATCH: grab the tissues and check out In a Heartbeat, an animated short film about two gay boys
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Still from the short film In a Heartbeat

Mondays can be hard. So here’s just the thing to cheer you up: In a Heartbeat, a new animated short film that will have your heart doing all sorts of somersaults. You can watch it below.

A trailer for the film was initially released in May.

Created by Beth David and Esteban Bravo, the four-minute film follows Sherwin as his heart chases his crush, Jason, around the school. By the end, I definitely choked up with tears. In simply four minutes, this film speaks to universal themes of heartbreak, fear, crushing on someone, and embracing your true self.

The project began as a senior thesis at Ringling College of Art and Design. It had a Kickstarter in which it received $14,000 – after asking for only $3,000.

Twitter is, of course, already all over the film.

A lot of people are discussing the importance of something like In a Heartbeat. As a positive representation of coming out and being yourself, the short film is inspiring and touching the hearts of many already.

The film boasts over 650,00 views on YouTube already. Let’s see if we can get it to one million by the end of the week.


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