“1-800-273-8255″ is giving all the feels.
In the latest viral “Adults React” clip from the Fine Bros. YouTube channel, a diverse group of people sit down to process Logic’s powerful “1-800-273-8255” music video.
Modern Family’s Nolan Gould and Are We There Yet? star Coy Stewart play gay classmates in the “1-800-273-8255” video. The hit single, which features Alessia Cara and Khalid, is named for the phone number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Stewart plays a high school athlete coming to terms with his sexuality. He develops a relationship with another boy, played by Gould, but their fathers (Don Cheadle and Matthew Modine) are not supportive—especially when the boys are caught in bed together.
Bullied by his teammates, Stewart’s character runs away from home, falls into trouble, and even contemplates suicide, but the video ends on a happy, hopeful note.
“Uh oh. I’m getting flashbacks,” says one “Adults React” viewer while watching the queer love story unfold. “I kinda dealt with the same thing in terms of sexuality in high school.”
Some of the others, who get very emotional while praising the video’s important message, share their own stories of depression and suicidal thoughts.
Gould, 18, and Stewart, 19, who both identify as straight, spoke exclusively to TooFab about their participation in the “1-800-273-8255” video.
“I learned how it feels to kind of carry that weight when the world doesn’t accept you and that’s a scary weight to carry,” Stewart says of his performance. “I understood, once I put myself in that mind state, how scary it can be to be alive in this world when you have so many people in this world condemning you for just being who you are.”
“With everything happening under the Trump administration, the LGBT community needs to see this video, learn about the hotline, and know that there are people that care about them,” says Gould, who adds that he wasn’t scared to tackle a gay character. “They need to know they are loved and even though this a trying time, things are going to get better and we here for them.”
Logic performed “1-800-273-8255” last month at MTV’s Video Music Awards.
Watch the reaction clip and revisit the original video below: