Toys “R” Us mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe has packed up his suitcase — presumably full of toys — and left his toy kingdom for good. A heartbreaking photograph of Geoffrey is circulating, sooner or later earlier than Toys “R” Us closes its remaining shops.
The photograph exhibits the giraffe in an empty Toys “R” Us, holding a suitcase and waving goodbye. The photograph was taken by Rene Johnpiere, who seems to work at a Toys “R” Us. Johnpiere posted a number of different unhappy images of the empty store on Facebook.
She shared images of empty cabinets, vacant purchasing carts and a bunch of staff locking the doorways of the soon-to-be shuttered store. “My heart is breaking,” Johnpiere wrote with a photograph of the store’s sale indicators.
She has additionally shared nostalgic Toys “R” Us commercials from the ’80s and ’90s to commemorate the finish of the firm. Her photograph of Geoffrey the Giraffe leaving acquired the most consideration, receiving practically 300,000 shares on Facebook.
The picture captures the finish of an period and disappointment many individuals really feel watching their favourite toy store shut perpetually.
Many youngsters grew up watching Geoffrey the Giraffe in TV commercials. The iconic jingle “I do not need to develop up, I am a Toys “R” Us child,” was engrained in many individuals’s minds. The store has made many numerous peoples’ faces gentle up over the previous 70 years.
The toy large filed for chapter in September 2017 and introduced liquidation gross sales shortly after, WCBS reports.
The cabinets could also be picked clear, however this doesn’t mark the finish of the reminiscences so many individuals have of Toys “R” Us.
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