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Watch: This animated short film about two boys falling in love is winning hearts

The short film, In a Heartbeat, is set in an elementary school. It depicts a boy dealing with his crush on a male classmate.

art and culture Updated: Aug 03, 2017 11:54 IST
In a Heartbeat was made after raising money through crowd-funding.
In a Heartbeat was made after raising money through crowd-funding.(YouTube )

The latest viral video is rather adorable. An animated short film about an adolescent gay couple has garnering over 6 million views on YouTube in just two days. In a Heartbeat follows a boy addressing his sexuality after falling in love with a male classmate in elementary school. The short was created by filmmakers Beth David and Esteban Bravo.

David and Bravo released the film online Monday where it quickly began trending on Twitter. A Kickstarter campaign was launched in November 2016 to fund the project, reaching the initial goal of $3,000 in three hours. A total of $14,000 was raised.

The short is a semi-finalist for best animated domestic film at the 2017 Student Academy Awards. The filmmakers produced In A Heartbeat at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida.

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