In many childhood films growing up, we weren’t necessarily exposed to many LGTBQ relationships or problems they face within society. Due to this, it makes most members of that community feel “different” and not the “norm” in their childhoods. So often, we saw Prince Charming rescue a Princess, and never a Prince Charming rescue a Prince, or a Princess Charming rescue a Princess.
But, in May, two students released a trailer for an animated film called “In A Heartbeat,” which would focus around a boy’s first crush on another boy and coming out as a young student.
The short film can definitely pass as a Pixar Animated Film and is beautiful – but, we don’t have to tell you – you can watch it yourself here.
Of course, Twitter has applauded, cried and absolutely loved this film. Although it’s a short, the film depicts so many truths that we have as young students who experience young love. First, we can’t help who we love and our feelings for people. Second, coming out can be really scary for many people who want to. And, third, you are never alone.
PSA: Everyone watch "In a Heartbeat" It's such a lovely and modern visual representation of young LGBT romance pic.twitter.com/fhk12GmeT2
— Jessie Paege (@jessiepaege) August 2, 2017
"In a heartbeat" is an amazing masterpiece you should all support!!! pic.twitter.com/WQh3dAmT4n
— Fran ☀️ON HOLIDAY? (@wavyfoxtrot) August 4, 2017
— Vegard Sæterhaug ⚯͛ (@WiseHufflepuff) August 4, 2017
— Mrs. Cole Sprouse⇞ (@majesticmarz) August 4, 2017
A short story depicted in a beautiful and meaningful manner. In a heartbeat wins hearts
— Vaishnevi (@cool27mia) August 4, 2017
I've watched 'In A Heartbeat' at 10 times now. It still makes me so emotional, my heart ache. Its so important and well done #InAHeartBeat
— ? Bee The Seelie (@BeaTroon) August 4, 2017
i love in a heartbeat so much. it reminds me of how i was when i first had a crush on a girl. i tried so hard to hide it but my heart +
— rachel (@LlLYLEES) August 4, 2017
honestly don't understand how so many people can hate 'in a heartbeat' … it's not only so cute it's so progressive! i can't stop ….
— shann, (@_ShannonJayde) August 4, 2017
— Nora ? (@redtopic127) August 4, 2017
my favorite thing about In a Heartbeat is the way that it perfectly illustrates that we cant control our hearts, we don't chose who we love pic.twitter.com/6X7NLnnez9
— zemmy (@caskrush) August 3, 2017
#LGBTbabes watch "in a heartbeat"
— 돈나? (@donna_jams) August 4, 2017