Teen Becomes Viral Sensation During Eagles Victory
As you probably noticed, smackdab in the middle of the Philadelphia Eagles’ first Super Bowl victory, a Justin Timberlake concert broke out. The former ‘NSYNC member performed a medley of his hits, performed a controversial duet with Minneapolis’ late great Prince, and threw nary a bone to either Janet Jackson, his partner in the Super Bowl’s infamous “Nipplegate” fiasco, or his former boy bandmates.
But he did throw a bone to one lucky team in the crowd, when he posed for an impromptu selfie with the young man who has since been christened #SelfieKid.
During the last song of his performance, “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” JT wandered into the crowd, where he stumbled upon a quick-thinking teenager who had the wherewithal to switch his phone to camera mode and enlist the pop superstar for a selfie.
In case you missed it, Mashable has you covered:
— Mashable (@mashable) February 5, 2018
Video of the teen, 7th grader Ryan McKenna of Hingham, MA, posing with Timberlake quickly caught fire online. And people saw it coming immediately.
— Kosta (@FluffyGoId) February 5, 2018
Never ones to miss the opportunity for a good joke, the internet quickly ran with the scenario, speculating about what the teen was really doing on his phone when the singer happened by.
Some thought he was hitting up Google for some crucial info real quick:
— Jamie McCarty (@JamieMcCarty) February 5, 2018
Or maybe he just wanted to sing along:
— flamin hot cheetos (@baylorfit) February 5, 2018
The Twitter account for hit NBC tearjerker “This Is Us” cleverly seized the moment to promote its post Super Bowl episode, in which viewers would finally learn the fate of dad Jack Pearson.
— This Is Us (@NBCThisisUs) February 5, 2018
Long after Timberlake ran out of hits, Twitter’s punchlines kept on coming, with some people wishing someone else had performed theirs…
— Dylan C (@DAcouder_99) February 5, 2018
Another person tweeted about this familiar situation, which thankfully didn’t actually befall #SelfieKid at the worst possible moment:
— OliverBaxxter (@OliverBaxxter) February 5, 2018
“Good Morning America” shared the actually selfie:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 5, 2018
But why let the truth get in the way of a good joke:
— ian (@GALDYTRON) February 5, 2018