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Steelers rookie Smith-Schuster attends Penguins game after bike returned

With his mode of transportation back, receiver takes in game at PPG Paints Arena @NHLdotcom

Now that his bike is back, JuJu Smith-Schuster can go places again. So why not stop by the Pittsburgh Penguins game?

We can explain.

The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver gained some fame on social media this week when his bike was stolen. The 20-year-old rookie does not have a driver's license yet, so he bikes the one-mile trip to and from Steelers practice every day.

After the bike was clipped, he appealed to his followers to help find it. Everyone from teammates to fans to famous Pittsburgh sandwich shop Primanti Bros. to Washington Nationals outfielder and big Vegas Golden Knights fan Bryce Harper got in on the quest, inspiring the hashtag #TeamFindJuJusBike.

Smith-Schuster did everything from posting smiling pictures with the bike to referencing emotional Drake songs about the two being apart in order to convey how much he missed it.

The bike was taken on Tuesday. By Thursday, it was turned in to police.

One of Smith-Schuster's first trips with his old friend was to Thursday night's Penguins game when they hosted the Winnipeg Jets. When Smith-Schuster informed the team via Twitter he was attending, they were more than accommodating.

Tweet from @TeamJuJu: Hey ���� @Penguins See you tonight �� #LetsGoPens

Tweet from @penguins: Bike racks are outside, buddy! See you soon.

The cameras of course found Smith-Schuster in the crowd wearing a Sidney Crosby jersey. When he appeared on the big screen as Queen's "Bicycle Race" played in the arena, appropriately enough, the young Steeler played along with a quick miming of him riding his bike.

Tweet from @penguins: Welcome to the game, @TeamJuJu! Stick taps to the in-game entertainment crew for a solid song choice. ��

Smith-Schuster seemingly loved the moment.

Tweet from @TeamJuJu: It���s lit!

So after seeing the return of his bike and a great hockey game [Phil Kessel won it in overtime with his 300th career goal] in the same night, the rookie is back living the good life.

Tweet from @TeamJuJu: Life is good ����

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