Toys ‘R’ Us writes heartwarming goodbye as it closes for good

The bankrupt toy company announced that it would be shutting down all US locations in March

The bankrupt toy company announced that it would be shutting down all US locations in March

The UK branches of the iconic toy store have already closed, after massive fire sales, and on Friday the final USA stores close their doors for good. Her photo of Geoffrey the Giraffe leaving got the most attention, receiving almost 300,000 shares on Facebook. 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.

In the photograph posted online by Facebook user Rene Johnpiere, who appears to have been an employee at the toy store, Geoffrey is seen wearing a beach shirt, with a hat and sunglasses perched on his head and his right hand on a trolley luggage.

The chain is closing its doors after filing for bankruptcy last September.

People have turned to social media to express their sadness.

This seems to be linked to recent rumors of a Toys "R" Us reboot in the works, which surfaced from a Bloomberg report.

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

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Jerry Whitworth tweeted: 'Goodbye, Geoffrey the Giraffe.

She has also shared nostalgic Toys "R" Us commercials from the '80s and '90s to commemorate the end of the company.

It's been a rough year for Toys "R" Us, whose founder Charles Lazarus died aged 94 on March 22, the same day the company was scheduled to begin its liquidation sale.

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

But several of Toys "R" Us' old competitors are already eyeing to fill the void. The company filed for Chapter 11 reorganization last fall and pledged to stay open, but had poor sales during the critical holiday season as customers and vendors shied away.

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