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100-year-old man fails to blow out candles as he’s wearing a face shield

That won’t work! Hilarious moment 100-year-old tries to blow out his candles and eat his birthday cake while still wearing a face shield

  • A 100-year-old man was filmed trying to blow out candles on his birthday cake
  • Teobaldo Perez, 100, was with his family in Ocala, Florida, to have a party 
  • Mr Perez forgot he was wearing a face shield again as he tried to eat some cake 

This is the hilarious moment a 100-year-old man fails to blow out his birthday candles because he has forgotten he is still wearing his Covid-19 face shield.  

Teobaldo Perez was being filmed by family members as he celebrated his 100th birthday with them in Ocala, Florida

The grandfather was wearing a full face shield to protect him from the threat of coronavirus

Teobaldo Perez

Teobaldo Perez was celebrating his 100th birthday along with his family in Ocala, Florida

After his failed effort to blow out the candles, one of the guests removes Mr Perez's face shield

On his second attempt, Mr Perez successfully blows out the candles

After his failed effort to blow out the candles, one of the guests removes Mr Perez’s face shield

But, the footage shows, the grandfather has apparently become so used to wearing the mask that he does not notice it until he tries to extinguish the three candles on the sky blue cake. 

His family erupt into laughter at Mr Perez’s gaffe and a relative lifts the shield off the good-humoured birthday boy’s face. 

Freed from the visor, Mr Perez raises himself to his full height and took a deep breath before blowing out the candles. 

The video was posted online by his grand daughter Valerie Gomez, who is a tax coordinator and the owner of Laffittee Bakery in Florida. 

She said: ‘He laughed when he realised he was still wearing his mask and obviously everyone at the same time reminded him he was wearing it.’

Mr Perez tries to eat the cake while wearing the face mask

After the brief delay, Mr Perez was able to enjoy a slice of his birthday cake with his family

Mr Perez was foiled again by the face shield, left, but after the brief delay, he was able to enjoy a slice of his birthday cake with his family

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