Published: Sat, June 30, 2018
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Today Is the Day Every Last Toys R Us Store Closes

Today Is the Day Every Last Toys R Us Store Closes

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. The image has been shared more than 300,000 times and has left many online feeling nostalgic and heartbroken.

The chain is closing its doors after filing for bankruptcy last September. We do live in a sad day and it was a crushing blow to the inner child in millions of people.

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". We made a decision to visit the icon toy store one last time before it closed its doors forever.

Troubles for Toys R Us have also shaken big toy makers like Mattel and Hasbro.

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And the people of the internet are endlessly sad about it, with many taking to Twitter to reveal their heartbreak.

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.

Scott Fishman tweeted at Triple H saying: "Please sign Geoffrey the Giraffe to NXT or the WWE main roster". Thank you for everything'.

Earlier this year in March, the company announced it will close all remaining 700 stores in the us after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in September last year and struggling to find a buyer.

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Many kids grew up watching Geoffrey the Giraffe in TV commercials.

So, it would seem those discussions have progressed far enough for Toys "R" Us to some hope to fans through that initial post.

By the fall of 2017 the company, saddled with $5billion in debt, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but pledged to stay open.

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