In farewell to US shoppers, Toys ‘R’ Us urges ‘Play on!’

In farewell to US shoppers, Toys ‘R’ Us urges ‘Play on!’

In farewell to US shoppers, Toys ‘R’ Us urges ‘Play on!’

A picture of Geoffrey the Giraffe leaving Toys "R" Us is pulling on the heartstrings of former Toys "R" Us kids as the chain closes for good Friday.

A young plays in an empty isle of a Toys R Us store in Houston on Thursday, June 28, 2018.

But numerous children who happily sang the "I don't wanna grow up, I'm a Toys R Us kid" jingle grew into busy parents who found shopping online more convenient. Promise us just this one thing: Don't ever grow up.

The 70-year-old company filed for bankruptcy late last year and has spiraled downward since.

'My heart is breaking, ' Johnpiere wrote.

People have turned to social media to express their sadness. Days before filing for bankruptcy, Toys "R" Us executives drew millions in bonuses, a scenario that didn't sit well with rank-and-file workers.

In case you need reminding, here is Geoffrey in happier times.

Please sign Geoffrey the Giraffe to #WWENXT or the #WWE main roster.

By the 80s and early 90s, Toys R Us dominated the toy-store business and its jingle, "I'm a Toys R Us kid" became an anthem for children across the country.

However, on a more positive note, the 16-foot tall statue of Geoffrey that greeted visitors at Toys R Us headquarters in Wayne, New Jersey will continue to make children happy at a hospital in the state.

The chain slowly began to lose its footing as shoppers moved to Amazon and competitors such as Walmart.

Party City said on Monday it will open about 50 pop-up toy stores this year along with its Halloween City pop-up shops in locations that present "attractive leasing opportunities", CEO James Harrison said.

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