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WATCH: Epic same-sex love story set… in a car commercial?

Childhood best friends grow up to become young lovers. Their lives drift apart and one of them marries a man. For a while, it looks like a story of unrequited love, until…

Life can have a funny way of connecting the dots, and this lesbian love story might just have a happy ending following an emotional reunion.

Also, did we mention that this is a car commercial? That part’s important.

The ad from Renault has gone viral for its tender depiction of queer love and impactful storytelling, spanning 30 years, all crammed into a couple of minutes.

“Many things have changed in those thirty years,” Executive Creative Director at Publicis Poke Dave Monk said of the ad. “While technology, design, attitudes, and culture will always shift and change, one thing will always stay the same as long as humans have hearts: the love story. This is a simple and universal tale of two souls on their own enduring journey of life, love, and passion.”