As every Toys R Us store in America was closed for the last time on Friday, things were a little different in the Triangle Town franchise in North Carolina.
The Raleigh business was never opened. All because an anonymous buyer spent $ 1 million buying every single toy so they could all be donated to needy children, WNCN-TV said.
The employees spent their last day of work packing boxes together to build a lorry for the nameless buyer.
The news surprised those looking for last-minute bargains.
"Wow, super man," said would-be buyer George House.
"Oh, wow, that's nice," said Vivian Smith. She was greeted by locked doors and a "closed" sign when she arrived.
Employees were mothers who concerned the secret buyer. But some wannabe customers thought it might be someone with very deep pockets.
"Maybe it's Bill Gates," said Hailey Rawles, who also thought it could be Amazon.
"I'd like to know who it is," said Danyel Smith.
At the moment, only a few know.
Friday was the last business day for 700 Toys R Us stores in the US. The massive chain that has dazzled children for seven decades began in March following the bankruptcy last year. Thousands of employees also lost their jobs.
<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = " RELATED STORIES " data-reactid = "33"> RELATED STORIES
& # 39; Play!!: Toys R Us Posts Touching Last Business Day Message
A real toy R Us Kid : Boy with autism gets his own memories from the store as it closes
Charles Lazarus, founder of Toys R Us, dies at 94