Naturally, this moment spawned the nation's new favorite meme:
Ryan, now a minor celebrity himself (check his Instagram follower count), swears he wasn’t checked out during Timberlake’s performance. During an interview withGood Morning America, the teen admitted that he was having some technical difficulties. “I had a video going and my phone shut off, that’s why I was on my phone,” he explained, telling the hosts that Timberlake is his favorite singer. Watch it here:
"I'm a huge Justin Timberlake fan, and that was my favorite song—"Can't Stop [the] Feeling"— so I was just so excited that he was right there playing that song," he told the Today show.
All memes aside, Ryan has a pretty incredible memento from the night.
This article originally appeared on InStyle U.S.