On a dying world, the cloaked personification of Death and a robot have one thing in common: They're both extremely bored. But when they finally dare to come out of hiding and meet one another, they change not only each other, but their world.

This extremely sweet stop-motion animation was conceived, directed, and animated by Austin Taylor and written by Alexander Thompson at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts' School of Filmmaking and Animation. Death and the Robot is a surprising tale of friendship and change, one that left us a bit choked up at the end.

[via First Showing]