In a Heartbeat – Animated Short Film

In a heartbeat, a “Kickstarter” project has done success

“The original pitch was a story between a boy and a girl, but it wasn’t until we made it about a same-gender crush that the idea really started to take form and resonate with Esteban and I,” David told NBC News.

“There have been a few nods to the LGBTQ community in recent children’s programming, but it’s very rare that an LGBTQ character is given the spotlight,” Bravo added.

“We tried to tell this story from a genuine place and be as emotionally honest as we could about how especially layered this experience is for LGBTQ kids.”

The film’s two characters have already earned countless tributes online, with the civil rights organisation Human Rights Campaign also tweeting out the film to its almost 800,000 followers, saying: “All. The. Feels. We can all relate to this.”