On Wednesday, Steve Grand introduced himself with his first video for the track All-American Boy.

“After all these years... this is my song. My story. My dream,” the Chicago native wrote on Facebook.

The video immediately went viral on YouTube, with nearly 130,000 views by Thursday.

All-American Boy tells a well-worn story of unrequited love, except the pairing in this video are two men. Grand's character falls hard for another young man. Despite sharing a kiss in a lake, the other man says he's just looking for friendship.

“First original song and music video,” Grand wrote on Facebook. “Holding nothing back. Time to be brave. Time to free my spirit and live my American dream.”

“I gave everything for this. If my story makes even a couple [of] people feel less alone in their aching, [then] all the blood, sweat, tears and soul I put into this project makes it worth it. Thanks for watching.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)