If you have headphones and are not currently putting out a literal fire, I highly recommend that you stop whatever you’re doing and watch In a Heartbeat. It’s an animated digital short about a boy coming out to the guy he likes. It’s less than five minutes long and it’s blowing up the Internet right now because it is the cutest, sweetest, most good and pure thing you’ll see all day.
But have some tissues handy. You might need to pause it a few times to cry. Even though it’s less than five minutes long.
It’s so good and pure and sweet. I wish I could boil it down into a serum. I would inject everyone with it to inoculate them against every shitty thing going on in the world.
In a Heartbeat was made as a senior thesis in computer animation by Ringling College of Art and Design students Beth David and Esteban Bravo.
David and Bravo originally crowdfunded the cost of producing the film on Kickstarter. People were so eager to see something like this that they got more than five times what David and Bravo were originally asking for.
Their finished film just went live on YouTube, and it already has more than 6,000,000 views and is #14 and climbing on YouTube’s trending videos list right now.
Everyone on Twitter is losing their minds about how warm and sweet In a Heartbeat is.
'IN A HEARTBEAT' WAS SO SOFT AND PURE,, I'M LITERALLY IN TEARS pic.twitter.com/dBYWF7Y5QF
— jess 🍒 (@ironspjdey) August 2, 2017
There is already fan art. There’s actually a lot of fanart. People draw very quickly! And people really, really love this short film.
— Nasuki (@NasukiChan) August 1, 2017
Just watched In A Heartbeat for the first time and I melted all over the place. OH MY THE FEELS pic.twitter.com/YRPEgstCWB
— EditingIsEverything (@The_Real_Editor) August 2, 2017
Animated short film In a Heartbeat (dir. Beth David and Esteban Bravo) saved 2017. pic.twitter.com/gGSDbOPaKl
— tessa (@sherlockify) August 1, 2017
This film might be just what everyone needs today. Heck, this new fandom might be just what we need. It’s so soft and pure and wonderful, and everyone loves it so much. It’ll make you want to go out and find everyone else who loves In a Heartbeat and give them a big hug and talk to them about how good and pure it is.
Also, someone needs to hurry up and give Beth David and Esteban Bravo jobs. Preferably jobs where they make a sequel to In a Heartbeat.
(Image: YouTube / In a Heartbeat Animated Short Film)