End of an era: Toys 'R' Us stores close for good

30 Juin, 2018, 20:29 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • The bankrupt toy company announced that it would be shutting down all US locations in March

Meanwhile, a picture posted Wednesday of the chain's mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe, with his luggage packed up and ready to go quickly went viral, garnering almost 300,000 shares by Friday morning.

- Well, it's the day we all knew was coming. and now it's here.

Toys "R" Us, one of the largest and most iconic toy retailers, shuttered stores across the county, closing 700 total, including all of North Carolina stores.

This is it for Toys R Us. She also guessed Amazon may have bought the toys.

The most recent set of photos, posted on Thursday night, shows the empty store in the moments before employees locked the doors for the last time. They're saying they shouldn't be left empty-handed.

And the people of the internet are endlessly sad about it, with many taking to Twitter to reveal their heartbreak.

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So, it would seem those discussions have progressed far enough for Toys "R" Us to some hope to fans through that initial post.

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

In case you need reminding, here is Geoffrey in happier times.

Geoffrey has acted as the chain's logo and "spokesanimal" for the past 70 years.

By the 80s and early 90s, Toys R Us dominated the toy-store business and its jingle, "I'm a Toys R Us kid" became an anthem for children across the country.

Many kids grew up watching Geoffrey the Giraffe in TV commercials. Party City is also opening 50 pop-up toy shops this fall.

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