This is “In a Heartbeat,” a beautiful animated story by Ringling College of Art and Design students Beth David and Esteban Bravo. The story is told without words, but it nonetheless speaks volumes. Published three days ago, the video has gone viral in no time, racking up 13 million views (and counting). If you’ve seen it already, I apologize. I just could not resist sharing it.
The fact that the film portrays a coming out story really touched the LGBTQ community. Though it started with a modest Kickstarter campaign, the film students raised almost 5 times the amount they requested to complete their computer animation thesis.