Ryan McKenna becomes the new left shark as the internet goes wild for Superbowl Selfie kid
One lucky 13-year-old became a viral sensation on Superbowl Sunday, essentially becoming more popular than Justin Timberlake's halftime show itself.
Ryan McKenna from Hingham, Massachusetts - now and forever more dubbed "Selfie Kid" - found himself in an enviable position as Timberlake finished off his Superbowl set among the crowd.
Not only is the selfie itself wonderous but with a name like McKenna, it's clear that the luck of the Irish found the youngster in front of a Superbowl audience of 100 million people.
AND HERE IT IS.#SelfieKid with @jtimberlake!#HalftimeSelfie #SuperBowlSelfie#SuperBowl #PepsiHalftime pic.twitter.com/Edww4CSSm7— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 5, 2018
While McKenna has become increasingly popular in the US as a first name, it is originally the anglicized form of the Gaelic Irish surname "Mac Cionaoith", also spelled Mac Cionaodha or Mac Cionnaith, meaning "son of Cionnaith" or of the Scottish surname, from Galloway, "MacCionaodha."
You can find out more about Irish Gaelic surnames here in IrishCentral's explainer of the top Irish family names.
Ryan McKenna's lucky half time selfies
Was it the luck of the Irish for Ryan McKenna at the halftime show? Tag the lucky McKenna in your life. Learn about the lucky 13-year-old and the Irish roots of his surname here: http://irsh.us/2nE7efHPosted by IrishCentral.com on Monday, February 5, 2018
As for the luck of the Irish, it may now be regarded as something you always want to have but that wasn't always the case. Find out more about the history of the phrase here.
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