By Megan Sheets For Dailymail. As Toys 'R' Us locations across the country pack up their remaining inventory, the store's mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe did some packing of his own. A heartbreaking photo of the beloved character standing amidst empty shelves with a bright green roller bag has gone viral on social media as former Toys 'R' Us kids - most of them now adults - mourn the demise of the toy kingdom. The famed toy emporium filed for bankruptcy last fall and announced it would be shutting down all locations across America in March.
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Tru Kids Brands and various others. Founded by Charles Lazarus in its modern iteration in June , Toys "R" Us traced its origins to Lazarus's children's furniture store, which he started in He added toys to his offering, and eventually shifted his focus. The company had been in the toy business for more than 65 years and operated around stores in the United States and around outside the U. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on September 18, , and its British operations entered administration in February
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Jimmy Kimmel tries to console Geoffrey the Giraffe over the reality that Toys R Us is closing, and obviously Geoffrey is not having it. Believe it or not Toys R Us, one of the biggest and most well known toy chains throughout the US, is going out of business. The biggest toy chain that most of us ever knew is being dominated by the likes of Amazon, Target, Walmart, and other stores that can offer competitive prices and are far more prolific throughout the US. Plus look at the prices these days as opposed to what they used to be when we were kids. Now we can understand just why our parents would say no so often, right?
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 photo of Geoffrey is circulating, one day before Toys "R" Us closes its remaining stores. The photo shows the giraffe in an empty Toys "R" Us, holding a suitcase and waving goodbye. Johnpiere posted several other sad photos of the empty store on Facebook. She shared photos of empty shelves, vacant shopping carts and a group of employees locking the doors of the soon-to-be shuttered store.