You'll Love Pixar's New Short Film 'Piper'

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Sometimes life is a little harder than you think!

If a Pixar movie has never made you tear up, you're totally heartless.

In their latest short film, Pixar Animation Studios tells the story of Piper, a baby sandpiper. Piper has recently hatched and is scared of the ocean, hoping that her mom will feed her so she doesn't have to face her fears.

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Her mom forces her to check out the ocean and find food for herself, which is where she learns that the ocean is a terrifying place!

So, she decided to put her foot down and avoid the ocean at all costs, searching for food on dry ground and hoping her mom would feed her.

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Eventually, Piper gets hungry and realizes that she needs to find a way to figure out how to get some food on her own.

Piper scurries down to the water and meets a hermit crab family to find hunting inspiration from.

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Suddenly, Piper sees the same sight that she saw before: a HUGE wave coming RIGHT at her. Horrified of what was coming, she looked around to see how her new friends were handling the oncoming doom.

To her surprise, the hermit crab family shimmys into the sand to hide themselves from the wave! Piper finds this idea brilliant, and she buries herself as well.

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After the initial crash, Piper realizes everything is okay when her hermit crab friend has her open her eyes to see all of the shells exposing themselves under water.

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For Piper, this brand new realization is incredible! She must show her mom as soon as possible so she can share what all of her hard work earned her.

Piper then goes to find her mom and shows her the grand discovery that she's made.

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At the end of the day, Piper teaches us all a valuable lesson: if you don't face your fears, you'll never see the amazing wonders hiding behind your fright!

Watch the entire Piper short film here and let us know what you think in the comments below!

Share this with someone who needs to overcome a fear in their life or just needs a smile this afternoon! 😊