"I just started crying", McKenna said.
Memes emerged of Ryan struggling with his phone, but he explained that he was trying to switch to video.
DeGeneres revealed to the MA native he had a surprise guest on the phone that wanted to speak to him. "I can't believe this!"
McKenna stopped by the Ellen show, wearing his Patriots jersey of course, and spoke about the moment that turned him into an instant meme. I was elbowing people but I got there.
The two briefly chatted about the memes that surfaced shortly after, which showed the 13-year-old distracted by his phone while Timberlake performed "Can't Stop the Feeling".
Tracks like "Can't Stop the Feeling!" and "Filthy", which is the first single off of his new album Man of the Woods, saw huge leaps in download numbers, with the latter selling an estimated 6,000 downloads on February 4.
DeGeneres continued, "Everybody loves Justin".
The former *NSYNC member came on the line and greeted the teen, who was then noticeably overcome with emotion. "I'm going to be coming to TD Garden on tour to play in Boston, so I would like to invite you and your family to come and I want to meet you". McKenna couldn't contain his excitement when DeGeneres handed him the tickets.
Ellen then revealed that the NFL (National Football League) were giving New England Patriots fan Ryan a "VIP experience to a New England patriots home game next season and four tickets to a game and four pre-game field passes".
Before the segment ended, Timberlake had one last message for McKenna.
"Ryan, I look forward to meeting you and our second selfie together", Timberlake said before signing off.