A super-cute, short film about a boy developing an instant crush on another boy that he meets in the street is proving a hit online.
The three-minute movie, entitled Cariño, heralds from Colombia. It was created by Carlos Taborda, Ashley Williams, and Roshel Amuru. They describe it as, “an LGBTQ love story about a boy trying to catch the attention of the one he admires.”
The youngster spots the other young man trying to buy a flower for his mom. As he is unsuccessful, our hero sets about trying to find the flower himself so he can give it to the boy.
Cariño is used as a term of affection in Spanish and roughly translates as ‘darling’, ‘sweetheart’ or ‘dear’. Check it out below.
The movie was posted to Twitter by Taborda.
— Ć (@cmdrzate) June 17, 2021
It has received an overwhelmingly positive response.
Hi, I’mfrom Cartagena. I cried with emotion within seconds of seeing your short film. I had never before seen myself or felt represented in any other artistic product. I saw myself walking through the center of Cartagena or sitting on the benches in a park with a boy.
— JC (@deiver1120) June 17, 2021
My Heart!!!! This was so cute!!! pic.twitter.com/SI4L6TUEbz
— Duly_Noted (@thoughtsofahom1) June 17, 2021
The movie reminds us a little of the short animation, In A Heartbeat, which was also made by a student back in 2017 and went viral. Here’s hoping all those involved go on to great careers in the animation industry.