Many kids grew up watching Geoffrey on TV, singing the jingle 'I don't want to grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid'. All Toys "R" Us stores will close after today, so customers can shop last-minute steals before Toys "R" Us closes its doors for the last time.
Meanwhile, a picture posted Wednesday of the chain's mascot, Geoffrey the Giraffe, with his luggage packed up and ready to go quickly went viral, garnering almost 300,000 shares by Friday morning.
"One day, all of us will get separated from each other".
The iconic giraffe is not the only one disappointed by an early retirement from Toys R Us, as thousands of (human) employees have also been laid off in the wake of the store's closing. And we will smile with invisible tears because a heart is touched with a strong word and you will say: "'It was with them that I had some of the best days of my life"'.
"My assumption is that there's about half a billion dollars worth of toys that have been produced for Toys "R" Us with no place to go". The store has made many countless peoples' faces light up over the past 70 years.
In 1965, Geoffrey the giraffe became the company's mascot, appearing in his first TV commercial in 1973.
"He visited us in New Jersey just a year ago and we will forever be grateful for his positive energy, passion for the customer and love for children everywhere".
AOL reports the toy retailer will shutter all of its remaining locations across the United States by the end of the day, wrapping up its going-out-of-business sales in the process.