WATCH: Sarasota students' animated short on gay love wins the internet

Get ready to experience all the feels.

The short film “In a Heartbeat,” released Monday, shares a sweet love story of two young boys.

The story focuses on Sherwin, a closeted boy who "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," according to the film's plot description.

Created by computer animation students Esteban Bravo and Beth David, the project started with a kickstarter campaign in November for their senior thesis, which surpassed its fundraiser goal of $3,000 with more than $14,000 pledged.

Since releasing the film on YouTube, it has accumulated more than 10.7 million views.

Bravo and David both graduated from the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla.

In a message on their campaign site, Bravo and David expressed their excitement for the project.

"This film is not only a culmination of our four years of education and hard work at the college, but also an expression of a subject that has not been explored in computer animation," they said. "It’s a film that deals with a real and personal topic in a very sweet and lighthearted way and we are so excited to be able to share it with you!"

You can watch “In a Heartbeat” below.

USA TODAY contributed to this story.

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