Star Wars’ R2-D2 looking for love in short film

(YouTube Photo/Evan Atherton)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A new short film starring a Star Wars fan favorite is trending online.

“Artoo in Love” tells the story of R2-D2 falling in love and then getting his heart broken — by a mailbox.

The film debuted over the weekend at the Sonoma Film Festival in California.

The man behind the movie says people have been having an emotional reaction to it because R2-D2 was more than just a machine.

The full video is below, and it has a happy ending. You can share with your friends by clicking on the icons next to the story headline. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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