Justin Timberlake may have headlined the Pepsi Halftime Show at this year’s Super Bowl, but it's the kid who stole a selfie with the singer during his set who's making headlines. As seen on televisions around the world, 13-year-old Ryan McKenna of Massachusetts perfectly positioned himself during Timberlake’s performance of “Can’t Stop the Feeling” to grab a shot with the star--and replaced Left Shark as the internet's new Super Bowl hero.
Tweets from fans included, “The #SuperBowl halftime #SelfieKid is going to be a HERO at school tomorrow,” and, “This kid did not care as long as he got that selfie; I bet he don't even know who J.T. Is.” Ahead of the perfectly-timed selfie, Timberlake ran through a colorful, 12-minute-long mashup that featured snippets of hits including “Filthy,” “Rock Your Body,” “Senorita,” “SexyBack, “Cry Me a River,” and “Mirrors.”
He also paid tribute to Minneapolis native Prince by sitting at a piano and singing part of "I Would Die 4 U" while footage of The Purple One played on a banner behind him. During that portion of the performance, the downtown area surrounding U.S. Bank Stadium was blanketed in purple light.