Better known on social media as the "Selfie Kid," he became an overnight sensation after Justin Timberlake went up into the stands at Super Bowl LII and posed for a selfie with him. This exposure led him to be featured in a Jake Paul video.
He was a normal kid going to school and watching and playing sports. He attended the Super Bowl as a fan of the New England Patriots.
He ran with the term "Selfie Kid," creating both an Instagram and Twitter account called selfiekid and Selfiekidryan, respectively. On Instagram, he took part in a hashtag called #EveryoneIsSomebody where he would take video selfies with person in the background and interview them.
He has an older brother named Jack.
After being the talk of the Twitter world, Ellen DeGeneres invited him to be on her show.