Short animated film about 2 boys falling in love takes Internet by storm

Posted at 11:05 AM, Aug 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-03 14:04:26-04

A four-minute animated film about two teenage boys falling in love is pulling on people’s heartstrings.

The tale depicts a young boy’s heart popping out of his body and leading him to his object of affection, despite the teen’s attempt to guard his heart.

The film, “In a Heartbeat” was the senior project for two graduates of the Ringling College of Art and Design school in Florida. Beth David and Esteban Bravo said they launched a Kickstarter campaign last year to raise funds, and debuted it Monday. As of Thursday, the short video already had more than 10 million views on YouTube.

The Human Rights Campaign Tweeted out the link writing, “All. The. Feels. We can all relate to this…”

A petition is circling the Internet to turn the short film into a feature film.