A new Pixar-esque short film titled In a Heartbeat has surfaced, and is currently going viral, with good reason. In this day and age of hatred and intolerance of seemingly stuff as small as sneezing, a film like this was absolutely necessary.
The film was made by Ringling College of Art Design students Beth David and Esteban Bravo. It stars the ginger-haired protagonist being shy to show that he likes a person from his school, the twist being that the person he likes is male, with an adorable little heart character that always wants to follow the young man’s crush, but the protagonist wants to go a different way. This topic has never been explored by an animated film before, and it’s really unique.
In just 4 minutes, it captures the experience of countless LGBTQ youth, and shows them that there’s nothing to be afraid of.
The cartoon was funded through Kickstarter, and the creators managed to raise over 5 times the original estimated costs, and since being uploaded, In a Heartbeat has racked up over 17 million views.
Check out the cartoon below and you might want to have a box of tissues nearby:
Needless to say, the reactions on Twitter and social media have been incredibly positive:
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