As Toys "R" Us Closes For Good, Workers Campaign For Severance

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However, according to Newsweek, Toys R Us will continue to operate stores outside of the United States and Canada.

Many children sang the "I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid" jingle growing up.

Toys R Us shuttered its last USA stores Friday, the end of a chain known to generations of children and parents for its sprawling stores, brightly colored logo and Geoffrey the giraffe mascot.

The photo depicts Geoffrey leaving the empty toy store while holding a suitcase and saying goodbye to the empty shelves.

"Oh wow, that's nice", Vivian Smith said when she saw the store shuttered its doors following the purchase.

The image captures the end of an era and sadness many people feel watching their favorite toy store close forever.

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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".

The toy giant filed for bankruptcy in September 2017 and announced liquidation sales shortly after, CBS New York reports. Strategic Marks, a company that owns the KB Toys brand, plans to open 1,000 pop-up KB Toys stores for Black Friday and the 2018 holiday season, CNN reported.

Jacob Rabon IV tweeted two of the photos with the caption: 'I can't believe childhood is cancelled'.

Meanwhile, five former Toys R Us executives, including former CEO David Brandon, shared $8.2 million in retention bonuses.

- Well, it's the day we all knew was coming. and now it's here.

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