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Today Is the Day Every Last Toys R Us Store Closes

Today Is the Day Every Last Toys R Us Store Closes

A heartbreaking photo of the beloved character standing amidst empty shelves with a bright green roller bag has gone viral on social media as former Toys "R" Us kids - majority now adults - mourn the demise of the toy kingdom. The 16-foot tall statue of Geoffrey the Giraffe that greeted visitors at Toys R Us headquarters in Wayne, New Jersey will be moved to a children's hospital in the state.

'My heart is breaking, ' Johnpiere wrote.

Toys "R" Us chief executive officer Jerry Storch has been, "working with multiple investors on a plan to reboot the retailer in the USA, according to people familiar with the situation, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private".

In the less than two days since Johnpiere posted the image on Facebook, it has been shared almost 300,000 times.

But numerous children who happily sang the "I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid" jingle grew into busy parents who found shopping online more convenient. The store has made many countless peoples' faces light up over the past 70 years.

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The famed toy emporium filed for bankruptcy last fall and announced it would be shutting down all locations across America in March.

"I'm sad", Tina Ohemenj said.

"I think Geoffrey the Giraffe signifies fun and childhood memories", a zoo representative told CBS San Antonio affiliate KENS.

Will the Toys R Us name and mascot disappear forever?

It's a shame Toys R Us' doors are closed and the blame can be pointed at a lot of things including mismanaging finances to a drastic degree, but the fact is Toys R Us will be a thing future generations will only hear about in stories about the past.


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