Super Bowl ‘Selfie Kid’ Gets Epic Shot with Justin Timberlake (Video)

Updated: February 5, 2018
Super Bowl 'Selfie Kid' Gets Epic Shot with Justin Timberlake (Video)

Super Bowl Selfie Kid During Timberlake’s Halftime Show.

In ye olden days, there was only the big game. Slowly, the enormously expensive commercials staked out their own place in pop-culture history. Trailers for upcoming blockbuster movies have their own devotees too. But now every year’s Super Bowl brings with it something else: a locker room full of social-media memes, commenting on and poking fun at everything from the commercials to sideline shots to the inevitable technical difficulties that come with America’s biggest sporting event of the year.

Selfie kid

This year, one of the top meme moments involved a young fan (later identified as Ryan McKenna, 13, of Massachusetts) who grabbed himself a selfie with halftime performer Justin Timberlake. The boy, who probably wasn’t even an embryo when Timberlake broke out, was captured using his phone, and many suggested he was using it to identify who the heck the former NSYNC star really was.