A final good-bye: Toys R Us closes its doors forever

01 July, 2018, 10:30 | Author: Gerard Cortez
  • The bankrupt toy company announced that it would be shutting down all US locations in March

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.

Rene Johnpiere, who is believed to be a Toys R Us employee, shared the photo along with other pictures of the empty store, according to CBS News.

The heart-breaking image of Geoffrey The Giraffe with his suitcase leaving Toys "R" Us for the very last time went viral earlier this week as big kids come to terms with a piece of their childhood dying off forever.

In fact, the nationwide shutdown has left over 700 more empty retail spaces just like the one photographed and, more importantly, an $11 billion hole in the toy market. Shoppers who showed up hoping for bargains didn't seem put out when they arrived and were told that the toys had been sold to a donor.

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And the people of the internet are endlessly sad about it, with many taking to Twitter to reveal their heartbreak. You'll be missed Geoffrey the Giraffe'.

Like the store in Raleigh, Toys "R" Us other 700 stores across the USA shut down after the 70-year-old company fell victim to financial turmoil.

Lazarus founded the company in 1948 and built it up to be an icon that enjoyed 70 years of success. Days before filing for bankruptcy, Toys "R" Us executives drew millions in bonuses, a scenario that didn't sit well with rank-and-file workers. Strategic Marks, a company that owns the KB Toys brand, plans to open 1,000 pop-up KB Toys stores for Black Friday and the 2018 holiday season, CNN reported.

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