11 Heart-Pumping Butterflies-in-Your-Stomach Videos Celebrating Love
Get into the Valentine’s Day spirit
Today marks Valentine’s Day, an American holiday that celebrates romantic, mushy, amorous and everything-in-between love. The day is usually commemorated with chocolates, flowers, cards or an intimate dinner for two - though there are new traditions springing up. In the spirit of that lovey-dovey-scream-it-from-the-rooftops feeling, please enjoy 11 videos celebrating the awe-inspiring emotion called love.
1. WHAT MAKES A SOULMATE?
Do you believe in soulmates? You just might after watching this weak-in-the-knees clip by Drake Martinet. Based on his infographic-slash-wedding proposal, the heart-warming video is oozing with genuine and true love.
2. LOVE AND MARRIAGE AT 100 YEARS OLD
When it comes to love, age is just a number. Dana Jackson proves this as at the ripe age of 100 years old, she got the wedding and man of her dreams.
3. TWO ARTISTS FALL IN LOVE ALL OVER AGAIN
Performance artist Marina Abramovic was caught off guard during her installation at New York's MOMA in May 2010. She was the centerpiece of the exhibition - a series of encounters with members of the audience: each guest sat in front of the artist, and Abramovic and the guest simply stared at one another. Throughout the encounters, Abramovic managed to maintain a solemn, focused expression, devoid of emotional outbursts. That is until an unexpected guest arrived - her old time lover, the German artist Ulay. This video shows Abramovic's reaction to the surprise meeting – providing a mirror into the depth of emotion that the two artists share for one another.
4. AN ANIMATED LOVE STORY WHERE I FINDS HER MISSING U
This sweet rhyming tale of love finds the character of “I” on a quest to find her missing letter “U.” Through expert animation and a creative storyline by Brooke Wagstaff, watch and rejoice as the two letters find their missing half.
5. THE ANSWER TO WHAT LOVE LOOKS LIKE
SoulPancake asked their users to send in home videos of what love looks like to them. The adorable video is a compilation of images that show all the different sides of love.
6. HOW THE CONTENTS OF YOUR POCKETS CAN LEAD TO MEETING THE ONE
What you carry in your pockets might just be the ticket to true love. Israeli short story master Etgar Keret’s piece, What Do We Have in Our Pockets, is turned into a charming video in thehands of filmmaker Goran Dukic. The film begins with an inventory of random objects the narrator likes to hold in his pocket, and quickly unfolds into a funky, sweet love story.
7. A HOLLYWOOD LOOK AT THE ICONIC I LOVE YOU
From Forrest Gump and Scarlet O'Hara to Dr. Evil and Han Solo, this awesome compilation of cinematic "I Love Yous" by Matthijs Vlot will most definitely make you smile.
8. AN ARTISTIC TAKE ON HOW LOVE LOOKS
One wouldn’t guess that a beaker filling with black dye could so expertly capture the multi-faceted feelings of love. In the first of a 6-part video series by artists Louise Ma and Chris Parker entitled What Love Looks Like, the duo artfully explores the complex emotion of love, touching upon hope, fear, memories, time, and devotion.
9. A STORY OF LOVE PLAYED OUT BY DOLLS
This sweet love story featuring two dolls literally pulls at the heartstrings. With a sweet banjo playing in the background, watch these two rag-tag dolls kiss, fight, make-up and kiss again.
10. THE VERY FIRST KISS
Two cute kids, a playground and a first kiss. This 30 second clip will make you smile at the sweetness and innocence of a simple expression of affection. Do you remember your first kiss?
11. THE BEATLES WERE RIGHT – ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
The iconic song All You Need Is Love undergoes a lovely transformation as folks from 156 countries came together on the same day and hour to sing the famous Beatles song. The moving video is part of the joint 2009 campaign of Starbucks and (RED) to raise AIDS awareness in Africa.