WATCH: Everyone is getting emotional over this animated short film and its powerful message
An animated short is causing a tsunami of emotions among viewers online.
In a Heartbeat follows a young boy as he struggles to hide his crush on his classmate, a task which is increasingly difficult as his heart literally leaps from his chest to chase the object of his affections.
The beautifully rendered short is garnering praise for its powerful LGBTQ message.
Produced by animators Beth David and Esteban Bravo for their thesis at Ringling College of Art and Design, the short has already had more than 9 million views since it was uploaded to YouTube three days ago.
People have been reacting on Twitter: