Hang onto your heartstrings, because they're about to get tugged.
"In a Heartbeat" — the four-minute passion project from computer animation students Esteban Bravo and Beth David — had its cyberspace debut on Monday. And the Internet is crushing. Hard.
The animated short film, which has already amassed 6.4 million views (and counting) on YouTube alone, shares the sweet story of love at first sight. The narrative centers on Sherwin, a closeted young boy who, per the film's plot description, "runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams." The short chronicles the frenzied emotional roller coaster that erupts in the aftermath of his runaway heart.