Toys R Us closes final stores Friday

Virginia Carson
July 1, 2018

In 2017, Toys "R" Us filed for bankruptcy and in March 2018 the company announced it was going out of business and closing all USA stores.

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.

"Empty. Sad that no one goes to brick-and-mortar stores anymore", Jason Sharp said.

In February, the retail giant announced another 200 stores would shut their doors.

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'My heart is breaking, ' Johnpiere wrote. The image has been shared more than 300,000 times and has left many online feeling nostalgic and heartbroken.

As the last of the US stores close, more than 30,000 workers will be looking for work.

"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".

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

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Toys R Us was a big part of our childhood.

An obvious frontrunner will be Party City, which hired Jamie Uitdenhowen, a former top executive at Toys "R" Us, as its chief merchandising officer in December 2017 (three months after Toys "R" Us filed for bankruptcy).

Lazarus founded the company in 1948 and built it up to be an icon that enjoyed 70 years of success.

- Well, it's the day we all knew was coming. and now it's here. An employee at a Cary, North Carolina, store, who was not authorized to speak on behalf of the company, said the buyer visited the Cary location to purchase toys.

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