Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran Pay Homage to Childhood Courtship in “Everything Has Changed” Music Video

Cory Lopez / June 6, 2013

Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are looking back on simpler days, when she was just a girl and he was just a boy.

In the music video for their tender duet, “Everything Has Changed,” what are seemingly Swift and Sheeran mini-mes live out a classic love story, elementary school-style.

After a golden-haired little girl boards a school bus to meet a ginger-haired little boy, the two smitten schoolmates share in small joys throughout the day: lunching atop the monkey bars, making arts and crafts, playing knight and princess in a school production, and slow-dancing in an empty gymnasium.

Pint-sized Sheeran even romances his BFF, sweetly strumming a guitar for her and reading Nicholas Sparks’ The Notebook aloud as she she rests at his feet. Ah, young love.

When the school bell rings, there’s finally a glimpse of the grown-up, real-life Swift and Sheeran, as they pick up their respective little lookalikes from school. Swift and Sheeran share a short, knowing glance, before strolling off their separate ways.

Watch the music video, above.