Photo of Geoffrey the Giraffe leaving Toys "R" Us store goes viral

Rene Johnpiere the woman who took the viral also posted several other images including the one above that reads'I guess everyone has grown up. There's no more Toys

"Thanks to each of you who shared your awesome journey to (and through) parenthood with us, and to every grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother and sister who's built a couch-cushion rocket-ship, made up a hero adventure, or invented something gooey".

Pouring salt on the wounds of nostalgic millennials further, a photo of mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe wheeling a small suitcase out of an empty Toys R Us store went viral this week - a vivid illustration of what has become a sad story about American industry.

Toys R Us is no longer a thing. Storch came to the company when it was in the midst of a debt-laden privatization deal in 2005, and left it in 2013, with $1 billion in revenue (pre-tax).

In February it announced that an additional 200 stores would close, and on March 14, the company confirmed that all stores in the United States would be closing, per Newsweek.

The extreme measure was not enough to keep the company afloat and in March it announced it had entered liquidation, with the closure set to leave thousands of workers unemployed as a result.

But several of Toys "R" Us' old competitors are already eyeing to fill the void.

Toys R Us shoppers have been taking their last selfies with Geoffrey the giraffe and making their final purchases.

"He visited us in New Jersey just past year and we will forever be grateful for his positive energy, passion for the customer and love for children everywhere".

Retailers like Walmart and Target were expanding their toy aisles to fill the hole, while Party City is opening 50 pop-up toy shops this fall.

In the UK, Toys R Us shut its final locations in April, but watching the animal waving goodbye really marks an end of an era. "It was the best job I had".

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