Residents of the city of Pittsburgh, you are in for a treat. The giant "Rubber Duck" that's brought joy and elation to Hong Kong is floating over to a harbor near you. Its 54 foot yellow body will navigate its way to the West End Bridge on September 27, eventually roosting closer to the Sixth Street Bridge where it will remain for the following few weeks.

It's no secret that the large inflatable bird, an absurd creation that comes to us courtesy of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, has caused a bit of a pop culture frenzy. "Countless duck-themed products have shown up at shops and restaurants. Teenagers are wearing rubber-duck outfits, and tourist kiosks are selling rubber-duck postcards," writes the New York Times' Joyce Lau. "Its smiling face was even seen at the Cheung Chau bun festival, a 200-year-old tradition on an outlying island."

When the balloon sculpture was deflated for maintenance earlier this month, the duck's temporary demise prompted pure panic (particularly on Twitter), with one disappointed bird fan stating to AFP, "The sky looks like it is crying for me -- I took time off from work just to see the duck, now it is just a blob."

Hofman's beloved masterpiece was eventually revived, and the world hopped on the gigantic waterfowl wagon once again -- even going as far as involving the Rubber Duck in a viral campaign to commemorate Tiananmen Square.

The bird comes to the U.S. courtesy of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust right in time for the International Festival of Firsts. We can't wait to see how Pennsylvania responds to duckmania in the months to come. Scroll through the photos below for a recap of the bird's life in HK and let us know your thoughts on the future location of the sculpture in the comments.

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  • A giant Rubber Duck created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman is towed along Hong Kong's Victoria Habour Thursday, May 2, 2013. Since 2007 the 16.5-meter (54-foot)-tall Rubber Duck has traveled to various cites including Osaka, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Amsterdam. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

  • The 16.5-metre-tall inflatable Rubber Duck art installation is seen at the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on May 2, 2013. The inflatable duck by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will be on display in the former British colony until June 9. (PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The 16.5-metre-tall inflatable Rubber Duck art installation is seen at the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on May 2, 2013. The inflatable duck by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will be on display in the former British colony until June 9. (PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The 16.5-metre-tall inflatable Rubber Duck art installation is seen at the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on May 2, 2013. The inflatable duck by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will be on display in the former British colony until June 9. (PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The 16.5-metre-tall inflatable Rubber Duck art installation is seen at the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on May 2, 2013. The inflatable duck by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will be on display in the former British colony until June 9. (PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The 16.5-metre-tall inflatable Rubber Duck art installation is seen at the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on May 2, 2013. The inflatable duck by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will be on display in the former British colony until June 9. (PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • The 16.5-metre-tall inflatable Rubber Duck art installation is seen at the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on May 2, 2013. The inflatable duck by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will be on display in the former British colony until June 9. (PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A giant Rubber Duck created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman is towed along Hong Kong's Victoria Habour Thursday, May 2, 2013. Since 2007 the 16.5-meter (54 feet)-tall Rubber Duck has traveled to various cites including Osaka, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Amsterdam. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

  • The 16.5-metre-tall inflatable Rubber Duck art installation is seen at the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong on May 2, 2013. The inflatable duck by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman will be on display in the former British colony until June 9. (PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • A giant Rubber Duck created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman is towed along Hong Kong's Victoria Habour Thursday, May 2, 2013. Since 2007 the 16.5-meter (54 feet)-tall Rubber Duck has traveled to various cites including Osaka, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Amsterdam. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

  • A 16.5-meter(650-inch)-high giant Rubber Duck created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman is towed along Hong Kong's Victoria Habour Thursday, May 2, 2013. Since 2007 the Rubber Duck has traveled to various cites including Osaka, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Amsterdam. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

  • A giant Rubber Duck created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman is towed along Hong Kong's Victoria Habour Thursday, May 2, 2013. Since 2007 the 16.5-meter (54-feet)-tall Rubber Duck has traveled to various cites including Osaka, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Amsterdam. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

  • A giant Rubber Duck created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman is towed along Hong Kong's Victoria Habour Thursday, May 2, 2013. Since 2007 the 16.5-meter (54-f44t)-tall Rubber Duck has traveled to various cites including Osaka, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Amsterdam. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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    Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman poses with his creation, a giant Rubber Duck in Hong Kong Thursday, May 2, 2013. Since 2007 the 16.5-meter (54-feet)-tall Rubber Duck has traveled to various cites including Osaka, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Amsterdam. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

  • Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's giant Rubber Duck enters Cockle Bay Wharf on opening day of the Sydney Festival January 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Sydney festival opening, previously 'Sydney Festival First Night', was scaled back from previous years, when crowds reached as many as 60,000 for the launch. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images)

  • Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's giant Rubber Duck enters Cockle Bay Wharf on opening day of the Sydney Festival January 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Sydney festival opening, previously 'Sydney Festival First Night', was scaled back from previous years, when crowds reached as many as 60,000 for the launch. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images)

  • Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's giant Rubber Duck enters Cockle Bay Wharf on opening day of the Sydney Festival January 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Sydney festival opening, previously 'Sydney Festival First Night', was scaled back from previous years, when crowds reached as many as 60,000 for the launch. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images)

  • Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman's giant Rubber Duck enters Cockle Bay Wharf on opening day of the Sydney Festival January 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Sydney festival opening, previously 'Sydney Festival First Night', was scaled back from previous years, when crowds reached as many as 60,000 for the launch. (Photo by Marianna Massey/Getty Images)

  • A giant 50 foot rubber duck floats down the Thames to celebrate the launch of Jackpotjoy.com's new Facebook Fundation, a bursary granting funds and rewards for daft ideas to encourage Brits to have more fun.

  • A giant 50 foot rubber duck floats down the Thames to celebrate the launch of Jackpotjoy.com's new Facebook Fundation, a bursary granting funds and rewards for daft ideas to encourage Brits to have more fun.

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