Justin Timberlake and “Selfie Kid” Properly Meet in Person (PHOTO)
Every recent Super Bowl halftime show has its glorious meme moment. For Katy Perry, it was Left Shark, and for Justin Timberlake, it was Selfie Kid.
On Wednesday (April 4), Selfie Kid (whose real name is Ryan McKenna) reunited with the pop star for some more selfie action at JT's Man of the Woods tour stop in Boston. He took to his "Selfie Kid" Instagram account to document the meeting.
"Great time meeting @justintimberlake #manofthewoodstour !!" McKenna captioned the photo, ending with the absolutely appropriate #selfie
The 13-year-old Massachusetts native rose to viral celebrity after famously capturing a selfie with Timberlake as he sang "Can't Stop The Feeling" to close out his Super Bowl halftime set. The week following the Big Game, McKenna stopped by Ellen, where he received a pretty cool surprise from Mr. Timberlake.
The singer called up the show to talk to his photo-loving fan, bringing McKenna to tears.
"It's nice to finally meet you," he said, before gifting VIP tickets to his Boston show to the whole McKenna family. "I look forward to our second selfie together," he said before hanging up, and it's so great to see the promise come true.
Watch Ryan McKenna's Ellen interview in its entirety below.