Super Bowl LII is being played Sunday at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is airing live on NBC

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February 04, 2018 09:25 PM

Though Justin Timberlake had several viral moments (including a controversial Prince tribute) during his Super Bowl LII halftime show, one of the most talked-about moments was the selfie kid.

Thirteen-year-old Ryan McKenna from Hingham, Massachusetts, stole the show when he attempted to take a selfie with Timberlake after the singer joined the U.S. Bank Stadium crowd during his performance of “Can’t Stop The Feeling.”

Social media hilariously applauded the seventh-grader on Twitter as he was dubbed one of the viral sensations of this year’s halftime show. And the boy quickly became the subjects of various memes.

Many even compared him to Left Shark, the backup dancer in Katy Perry‘s 2015 Super Bowl XLIX halftime show who flailed off-beat the “Teenage Dream” sequence.

While others used the photo of McKenna on his phone as the subject of Google searches for other events included past halftime shows and the highly-anticipated This Is Us post-Super Bowl episode.

And the subject of many Timberlake trolling memes.

And many were excited for the boy’s day at school on Monday.

“We had the great opportunity to come see the Super Bowl,” Ryan’s father John McKenna told the Pioneer Press. “Never in a million years did we think this would happen.”

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Adding, “It was already crazy to be at the Super Bowl in the first place. Then all of a sudden I’m up on the jumbotron and everyone is talking about me. I can’t believe it.”

Super Bowl LII is being played Sunday at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is airing live on NBC.

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