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Super Bowl 'selfie kid' an instant hit after photo with Justin Timberlake

Emily Balser
| Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, 9:12 a.m.

Let's not give a 13-year-old kid such a hard time — I imagine I'd be pretty awkward if I met a celebrity and I'm almost 30 years old.

That seemingly unsuspecting 13-year-old is named Ryan McKenna and he's now in the middle of his five minutes of fame after snapping a selfie with Justin Timberlake during his Super Bowl halftime performance.

Twitter immediately exploded after seeing the young teen awkwardly dance next to Timberlake before snapping the picture.

Many people speculated why he immediately got back on his phone and then looked around in a haze of confusion.

McKenna, who is a seventh grade student at Derby Academy in Hingham, Mass., was on Good Morning America and the Today show Monday morning to talk about the experience.

Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4680, emilybalser@tribweb.com or on Twitter @emilybalser.

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