If you are one of the millions who tuned into the Super Bowl halftime show on Janet Jackson Appreciation Day, you might’ve noticed the moment JT leapt up into the stands and took a selfie with a seemingly unimpressed child. That child is 13-year-old Ryan McKenna, the Pioneer Press reports, and it turns out he wasn’t unimpressed; he was focused.
"I just thought to myself, ‘I’ll never get this opportunity again in my whole life,'” Ryan said of making the lightning-fast switch from recording video to taking a picture. “I just went for it.”
The selfie was then posted, and, in the aftermath, Ryan explained: “My phone is almost dead. I’ve gotten so many notifications. I’ve got like 36 Snapchats, like 21 DMs, and like 150 follower requests on Instagram.”
Ryan was at the Super Bowl from Massachusetts with his dad John, who has also suffered from the influx of notifications that comes after taking a selfie with Justin Timberlake. “I don’t even know what to think,” he said. “All my friends have been texting me and stuff. It’s insane.”
Ryan is due back at school today, but is also now juggling a Good Morning America appearance and being this week’s most viral meme.
when you're live in front of hundreds of millions but you have to get to get that tweet off pic.twitter.com/djWf4A0xkp- Mike Tunison (@xmasape) February 5, 2018
“I thought you said Justin Bieber” pic.twitter.com/HLJYfr7e9y- Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) February 5, 2018
Ryan "can't believe it." Dude, same.
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