Mitt Romney blows out his birthday candles differently than you do

(Photo courtesy of Mitt Romney's Twitter account) Sen. Mitt Romney blows out an individual candle from a birthday cake made out of Twinkies in a video that was posted on Mar. 12, 2019.

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, celebrated his birthday Tuesday by blowing out the candles on a cake just about as weirdly as you could possibly imagine.

The senator’s staff presented him with a decidedly odd cake constructed of Twinkies. “Just what I’ve always wanted!” Romney exclaims in a minute-long video shared on his Twitter account. And then he proceeded to pick the candles off one-by-one, blowing them out individually.

Fortunately, there were only about a dozen candles on the cake, not one for each of his 72 years.

The video quickly went viral, with more than 1.1 million views in the first four hours.