Justin Timberlake Surprises Super Bowl 'Selfie Kid' with Video Call

Internet star Ryan became an internet sensation after he posed with Justin during the halftime show of the Superbowl and quickly focused on his phone rather than the superstar

The 2018 Super Bowl "Selfie Kid" got a surprise from Justin Timberlake during his appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday (February 9)!

As if snapping that world famous selfie wasn't enough, McKenna got a big surprise on Ellen when the 37-year-old singer called into the show.

"Ryan, I look forward to meeting you and our second selfie together", Timberlake said via phone.

"It's nice to finally meet you", the pop star said over a speakerphone as the audience cheered and McKenna gasped.

Watch Ryan chat with Timberlake on "Ellen" in the video below.

Their first encounter was during Sunday's halftime show when Timberlake ended his performance dancing through the stands. "This is so fantastic", he said when Ellen asked how his life had changed since that fateful Sunday night, with the young teen sporting a Tom Brady jersey on stage.

This year's Super Bowl was noteworthy because it was a high-scoring game that was close until the underdog Philadelphia Eagles held onto their win against the New England Patriots in the final seconds... and also just because it's the Super Bowl.

"The lady told us we were in a good section, but we didn't know Justin would be there", he said. Can we also go massively viral over a selfie with JT? 'I was elbowing people'.

McKenna stated how much he admired Timberlake as a performer and that's when Timberlake gave Selfie Kid one of the biggest surprises he has ever received.

"I got myself there". He said, "I can't believe this!" The moment he struggled with his phone to snap the photo is what really took the internet by storm and McKenna was quick to defend himself and explain what was really going on.

He explained, "My dad told me two weeks before and I just started crying".

"I have the iPhone 6, and that thing's just slow, and it shut off, so that's when all the memes formed", he said. "I'm sure he'll send you money", she said. Surprise, Ryan! You and your family are getting the VIP treatment at a Justin Timberlake concert!

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