When Incredibles 2 hit theaters over the summer, Pixar debuted an adorable short called Bao. If you somehow missed it, you can watch it in its entirety on YouTube right now.
Here’s Bao’s synopsis, as provided by Pixar:
In Bao, an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. Mom excitedly welcomes this new bundle of joy into her life, but Dumpling starts growing up fast, and Mom must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever. This short film from Pixar Animation Studios and director Domee Shi explores the ups and downs of the parent-child relationship through the colorful, rich, and tasty lens of the Chinese immigrant community in Canada.
Bao was part of a shortlist released by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which featured potential nominees for Best Animated Short Film. It’s a delightful short that will surely make your heart swell.
As is typical for Pixar storytelling, it’s pretty astounding what can be said in such a short amount of time—and with no words.