Anonymous person buys $1M worth of remaining toys at Toys 'R' Us

Anonymous person buys $1M worth of remaining toys at Toys 'R' Us

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

The campaign for severance continued until the end, with employees expressing their views in varying ways while working final shifts at some 700 stores across the country.

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

'My heart is breaking, ' Johnpiere wrote. Her photo of Geoffrey the Giraffe leaving got the most attention, receiving almost 300,000 shares on Facebook.

In a dire retail landscape, more than 8,000 USA shops closed in 2017, roughly double the average annual store closures in the previous decade, according to data from the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Not only will Toys "R" Us stores be closing, but also all Babies "R" Us stores will be liquidating all sales after today.

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

In March, Toys "R" Us announced its plans to start liquidation nationwide.

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

Like the store in Raleigh, Toys "R" Us other 700 stores across the USA shut down after the 70-year-old company fell victim to financial turmoil. 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. "I was surrounded by children".

"This is a chance for Geoffrey and the great people at Toys "R" Us to leave a legacy gift that has the potential to change the world and bring smiles to children for generations to come", the fundraiser reads. Whether this leads to a relaunched store is anyone's guess, but the brand as a whole isn't dead regardless, as the division of Toys "R" Us in Canada is still open for business.

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