The iconic jingle "I don't want to grow up, I'm a Toys "R" Us kid", was engrained in many people's minds.
The 70-year-old tale of Geoffrey the Giraffe is officially coming to an end as Toys "R" Us closes its last stores in the USA on Friday. Promise us just this one thing: Don't ever grow up.
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After declaring bankruptcy in September, the chain in March sought a bankruptcy court's approval to start closing its 735 USA stores, with severance payments coming to a halt during the liquidation. Days, months, and years will pass until this contact becomes rare.
At the Toys R Us location in Raleigh, North Carolina, a mysterious person bought the store's last remaining toys to donate to local children, CBS 17 reported.
Geoffrey has acted as the chain's logo and "spokesanimal" for the past 70 years.
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In January, it announced plans to close about 180 stores, but then in March it said it would liquidate the rest of the 700-plus stores.
Toys R Us, which also owned Babies R Us, collapsed in February after they were unable to pay a £15million tax bill.
By the fall of 2017 the company, saddled with $5billion in debt, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but pledged to stay open. I was surrounded by children'.
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"I'm never going to have a job like Toys R Us", long-time store employee Patty Van Fossan, 54, from Boardroom, Ohio, told Honolulu Star Advertiser. The photo was taken by Rene Johnpiere, who appears to work at a Toys "R" Us.