GIF: Paul Ryan (Twitter)

Hello humans, please gaze upon this master class in awkward emotive mimicry as Senator-elect Mitt Romney (R-Uncanny Valley) reunites with his former 2012 running mate, outgoing House Speaker and giant dweeb Paul Ryan.

So nice to see these two guys awkwardly embrace one another before offering a brusque, manly handshake. I bet they’re about to sit down for a fireside chat (What kind of psychopath has a fire going at 8 a.m. on a Wednesday? In their office?) to discuss important conservative issues like screwing over poor people and getting continuously dunked on by a viciously stupid septuagenarian.

Perhaps Mitt put it best in this short clip when he said in his very normal person voice: “Ha ha ha ha!”