Mitt Romney is proving you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy his “favorite snack.”
On Tuesday, Romney’s team surprised the delighted junior senator of Utah for his 72nd birthday (March 12th) with a “cake” of Twinkies.
The baked tubular treats with a shelf-life that is half his age were topped with candles that gave witness to his inner child coming to life. When was the last time you saw a grown man this psyched over Twinkies?
The video capturing the special occasion is, without a doubt, a sweet moment between him and his staffers, but his unique way of blowing out the candles is especially peculiar.
Thankfully, the number of candles matched the letters in “Happy Birthday” instead of years, so not only was everyone’s time spared, but he also didn’t become unconscious from extinguishing 72 candles.
My team surprised me with a cake made out of my favorite snack—twinkies! Looking forward to all this year has in store. pic.twitter.com/lQfyIrQ9Qe
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 12, 2019
As you can see in the video, the Republican senator doesn’t stretch his lungs to extinguish the flames in one fell swoop. Instead, he dislodges each candle and blows them out, one puff at a time.
You can’t knock a guy for his sanitary approach.
In fact, people appreciated him for not spraying his DNA droplets all over the Hostess treats. Sort of. He still blew out each candle in the direction of the cake, but still.
Lotta people making fun of Mitt Romney for blowing out his candles this way but everyone should do this during flu season, thank you for coming to my TED talk https://t.co/rviJRjHovZ
— Catherine Silverman (@catmsilverman) March 12, 2019
Imagine this way being the norm and then one day someone decided they would just use one big breath to blow out all the candles and breathe all over the cake.
— mutt0311 (@mutt0311) March 12, 2019
Love or hate Mitt Romney's politics, he did not spit on that cake and I think that's quite generous. https://t.co/rGSJNi0I6K
— joanna schroeder (@iproposethis) March 12, 2019
Ya, Trump prob would have taken a shit on a cake like that.
And rightfully so.
— DeepStatesman (@Arcaporale) March 12, 2019
With his unique method, he gets to have a wish for each candle.
I thought it was weird too but he said he was wishing on them.
— Nixie Knox (@GetteLynne) March 12, 2019
A nice way to sneak in more than one birthday wish, I suppose. https://t.co/PWZfPThuUW
— Alisha Prakash (@alishasays) March 12, 2019
People couldn’t resist taking a moment for making comments.
Mitt Romney blows out candles on a cake by individually pulling the candles out, and shame on me for expecting anything different. https://t.co/BykfzeftMx
— Tara Golshan (@taragolshan) March 12, 2019
Blowing out candles one at a time like that is savage
— Matt Doran (@themattdoran) March 12, 2019
This is the most bizarre technique for blowing out birthday candles that I’ve ever witnessed. Mitt Romney is a deeply weird dude. pic.twitter.com/kLGuJawDpv
— Bradford Pearson (@BradfordPearson) March 12, 2019
I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYONE BLOW OUT BIRTHDAY CANDLES LIKE THIS https://t.co/kD1ZmcaSwt
— Patrick Toast (@patbrusnahan) March 12, 2019
Let us remind ourselves, the man is a septuagenarian.
When I'm 72, I'd take looking like Mitt Romney on a diet of Twinkies. https://t.co/refb3qYm2X
— (((JonathanWeisman))) (@jonathanweisman) March 12, 2019
The dude does look good.
— James Moran (@Proxy_Kotite) March 12, 2019
Get you a man who looks at you like mitt romney looks at twinkies pic.twitter.com/bB6GEjzlZv
— deer saint denis, (@bussysaintdenis) March 12, 2019
We’re not mad about his diet at all.
“My favorite meat is hot dog, by the way. That is my favorite meat” Romney said. “My second favorite meat is hamburger. And everyone says, oh don’t you prefer steak? It’s like, I know steaks are great but I like hot dog best and I like hamburger next best” https://t.co/DbYn951L9k
— Matt Viser (@mviser) May 4, 2018
Hot dog and Twinkies, an all-American meal. https://t.co/SWYi2JdjY4
— Arianna Rees (@AriWRees) March 12, 2019
A Twinkie’s whipped cream center is like blood for a vampire. “What are you guys gonna have?” Romney asked his team. Bon apetit, senator!
— Jim Merrill (@JimMerrillNH) March 12, 2019
Happy birthday, senator! May you continue to stay preserved for many years to come.