A short film titled “First Love” has tugged a lot of heart strings online. It has been viewed 1.1 million times as of this writing with 8,500 reactions and 1,165 shares, going viral among netizens.
A two-minute video, the short film depicts a young girl who met her first love when the family moved to Capas, Tarlac.
She relates that her friend would comfort her when mom scolds her over petty things like wrangling over marshmallows, which her friend hates.
“I love him even if he doesn’t like marshmallows. The best thing though is that mom and dad like him,” the girl named Maya declares.
She then experiences heartbreak when her friend leaves without saying goodbye. Feeling lost and forlorn, she seeks the company of people she loves, whose support encourages her to embrace her pain as part of life’s journey.
The movie finally reveals that Maya’s first love was an adorable neighborhood dog and that her parents gave her one as adorable as her lost love.
Despite a new love to call her own, she says she has fond memories of her first love, “I’ll always remember him even if our time together was too short, I’m thankful that I met him,” she says.
The short film, posted by real estate development company Amaia Scapes, Maya is portrayed by Elia Ilano and her parents are characterized by Wilson Clemente and Kristina Bascon.
One Facebook user, Ching Ching, commented, “Napakagandang pampa-good vibes naman neto … I love the story very much, may kurot sa puso … More of this please.”
Lhaiza Jhaine Neblasca said, “Wait bakit kinilig ako. Awww I miss my dog. That chubby cheeked little girl… cuteness overload.”