A picture of Geoffrey the Giraffe leaving Toys "R" Us attracts the hearts of the former Toys "R" Us kids as the chain closes for a good Friday.
Former employee Rene Johnpiere has the photo of Geoffrey the Giraffe, the franchise's beloved mascot, waving a suitcase in the middle of an empty aisle of a toy "R" Us. The picture has been shared more than 300,000 times and has left many online feelings nostalgic and broken-hearted.
People have been looking at social media to express their sadness.
The toy store opened its doors 70 years ago. In its heyday it was the ideal place for children to get the latest dolls, gadgets and toys. In 201
Toys "R" Us posted a farewell letter on its website encouraging its former customers to "keep going".
"Thanks to each of you who shared your amazing journey to (and through) parenting with us, and to every grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother, and sister who built a sofa cushion rocket ship Invented hero adventures or invented something Goeey, just promise us this one thing: never grow up, keep playing! "