R2-D2 Falls in Love in Tearjerker of a Short Film (Video)

The droid heads to San Francisco to find romance.

R2-D2's bromance with C-3PO isn't the only important relationship in his life.

In a new short film called Artoo in Love, the endearing droid learns that sometimes love hurts. The project, set in San Francisco, took two years to come together, with more than a dozen people working on the short.

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It comes from writer-director Evan Atherton, an Autodesk employee who used the company's 3D printers for the props. Lucasfilm effects artist Landis Fields is also credited on the effects, which could help explain it's authentic look.

Check it out below.