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This Short Film Has The Internet Sobbing

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Have some tissues on hand for this one because this four-minute love story will have you feeling all sorts of emotions.

In a Heartbeat follows a closeted homosexual boy who struggles to keep his crush on a classmate a secret. The secret becomes difficult to keep when the boy’s heart literally jumps out of his chest to chase after the boy of his dreams.

The film is being praised for its beautiful animation and its message about the LGBTQ+ community, preaching that the heart wants what it wants.

Since there are so few animations that represent LGBTQ+ relationships, people can’t stop talking about this new take on love.

Produced by Beth Davis and Esteban Bravo at the Ringling College of Art and Design, this short film has already been widely received by a mass audience (it’s been viewed over 5 million times in the past 24 hours) and has been officially selected for the 2017 Animation Shorts Film Festival and the 2017 LGBTQ Shorts Film Festival.

Fans are in love and the many reactions of Twitter say it all.

If you haven’t already seen it, you need to stop what you’re doing and watch it. You won’t regret it.

COLLEGECANDY Writer
Favorite pastimes include-but are not limited to: binge watching celebrity interviews with Ellen DeGeneres on YouTube, reading cheesy romance novels and looking at the many pictures of photogenic bowls of mac and cheese on Instagram.
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