You may have seen this animated short doing the rounds on the internet recently, and if you haven't already, do yourself a favour and watch it.

Called In a Heartbeat, it follows the story of a young boy and his crush on a fellow classmate, which he could easily hide if his pesky heart didn't keep giving the game away.

It's produced by animators Beth David and Esteban Bravo for their thesis at Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida and has already over ten million views since it first went online three days ago.

It's beautifully animated and just lovely altogether.

Watch below: