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01/30/2015 03:27 pm ET Updated Jan 30, 2015

'Mr. Selfie' Shows How Insanely Obsessed We Are With Our Smartphones

If only this cartoon about smartphone obsession weren't so real.

"Mr. Selfie" is here to show us that life is passing us by as we fixate on our little screens. We can't even see what's right in front of us, unless it's a cell phone.

The short animation's hooked-up, tuned-out hero misses beauty, danger and human connection as he walks through his day, but he never misses a "like" or a "favorite."

Weareseventeen, the London-based motion graphics and design studio that made the film, writes on Vimeo that "Mr. Selfie" is a "playful tale of this modern phenomenon."

Warning: It might make you a little sad, too.

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