In a Heartbeat is the LGBTQ animated film you’ve been waiting for and the Internet’s been raging about it since its release.
It’s one important story which conveys today’s society of intolerance and hate.
In a Heartbeat was made by Ringling College of Art and Design students Beth David and Esteban Bravo as their computer animation thesis, but it has become a beacon for the LGBTQ youth to embrace who they are and love who they love.
The latest video of Elders React, where the older generation sit down to watch dozens of various pop culture videos, recently saw the Pixar-like animated short film In a Heartbeat and their reactions are going to warm your heart.
The animated short film has over 21 million views on YouTube and it’s only going to get more with the sweet message behind the young love of the two school kids.
The elders reacted positively to the video, with some of them even tearing up.
“It would make a little boy who feels warmly about another little boy feel better, to see this and make them feel that it’s not something terrible,” explains one of the women.
When the elders were asked if the film would’ve been successful or even popular back in the day, the elders gave a resounding no.
“I’m sure there were little boys who felt like that,” one of them said, “but it was just completely unacceptable [back then].
“That’s when your sexuality starts developing, and if you don’t develop it the way the other kids are developing it, it’s probably a very strange, bad feeling. This [film] would validate the fact that you’re okay.”