[WATCH] Mitt Romney Blow Out Birthday Candles One-By-One
Utah Senator Mitt Romney celebrated his 72nd birthday this week, and was surprised by his staff with a birthday cake made up of his "favorite snack" - Twinkies.
Although it may have seemed like your average, totally normal birthday celebration in the work place, what followed was a little different... or how one Twitter user described it, "bizarre".
You see, usually when someone gets a birthday cake they blow out all the candles at once - but that's not how Senator Romney rolls.
"These are all wishes I'm getting," Romney said as he picked up every candle - individually - brought them to his lips, and blew them out one by one. The staff should be glad they didn't put a candle on for each year.
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
Now this may not be a big deal - I mean it is just candles - but you have to admit, it's a little weird. And with this being social media, there was quite a bit of feedback and joke-making.
Here are a few of my personal favorites:
Do you also eat Twinkies with a knife and fork?
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) March 12, 2019
“hahaha incredible!” -mitt Romney trying a lunchable for the first time
— ⚰️ (@a_alesy) March 12, 2019
— BWesley74 (@bdiggity8274) March 12, 2019
the real highlight of this is your staff laughing very uncomfortably as you continue to very slowly and deliberately blow out ever single candle
— a paw stamping on a human face forever (@DxGGEAUX) 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
Wish everyone did this. Stop spitting on birthday cakes.
— Don Merrifield Jr. (@donmerrifieldjr) March 12, 2019
Guys it was my grandma’s birthday dinner tonight and out of nowhere she decided to flex on Mitt Romney pic.twitter.com/Jn2KSJsvQ5
— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) March 13, 2019
If only there were a way to blow them all out at once
— Bottlerocket (@bottlerocket) March 12, 2019
When your boss takes his time blowing out the candles. pic.twitter.com/745EbpfKR2
— Tyler JC Whidden (@tylerwhidden) March 12, 2019
There would be SO much wax on my grandparent's birthday cakes... #AintNobodyGotTimeForThat
— Chris Campbell (@CCampbellCTV) March 12, 2019
47% of the people viewing this video think this is strange as hell, but appreciate you not spreading germs all over your Twinkies.
20% think it's your way of recycling.
And the rest are gently sobbing in the fetal position. pic.twitter.com/x8fVZnU3F2
— Social✽Fly (@socflyny) March 12, 2019
Following the birthday candle debate, Romney told TMZ that the reason behind blowing out the candles one by one was actually quite simple: he had a cold.
"I didn't want to spray my germs all over the Twinkies for everybody else to eat," he said.
Plus, who wouldn't want all those extra wishes?
"It was a two-for".