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WATCH: This animated short film about two boys falling in love will bring tears to your eyes

All aboard the feels train.

Ever feel like you’re at a personal crossroads of letting someone now how you really feel about them? We’ve got something for you today that shines a light on just that.

It’s something that caught the web’s attention in May with a trailer on Kickstarter, and now that it’s blossomed into a short film, is filling the internet’s collective heart with a lot of love.

In A Heartbeat follows a closeted red-headed teen named Sherwin whose heart literally pops out of his chest and chases after his classmate and crush, Jonathan. Sherwin must track down his heart before it reveals to his crush how he really feels about him,” writes journalist Samantha Scelzo.

The short serves as the senior thesis of animation students Beth David and Esteban Bravo at the Ringling College of Art and Design, and we definitely think these two youngsters are going somewhere.

“The short film is particularly groundbreaking given the lack of representation of queer people in movies, especially animated film,” writes journalist Katie Dupere.

We’re not crying, you’re crying.

The perfect thing about In A Heartbeat is that its story actually transcends gender and preference. Many or most of us went through this awkwardness and internal tug-of-war at some point, and it just resonates so much regardless of orientation.

Wouldn’t you say we all have a little Sherwin and/or a little Jonathan in us?

Now all we’re waiting for is a full-length feature. It’s the only way to know what happened to that apple.

Via Mashable

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