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On Friday, 700 Toys "R" Us stores will close for good. As kids, just the thought of visiting Toys R Us gave us a lot of excitement.

Toys "R" Us chief executive officer Jerry Storch has been, "working with multiple investors on a plan to reboot the retailer in the USA, according to people familiar with the situation, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private". Johnpiere posted several other sad photos of the empty store on Facebook. Her photo of Geoffrey the Giraffe leaving got the most attention, receiving almost 300,000 shares on Facebook.

Late previous year, Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy.

"The company's operations outside of the USA and Canada, including its operations in Europe and Australia and its approximately 255 licensed stores and joint venture partnership in Asia, which are separate entities, are not part of the Chapter 11 filing", a spokesperson said, according to Newsweek.

The chain is closing its doors after filing for bankruptcy last September.

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"I'm never going to have a job like Toys R Us", long-time store employee Patty Van Fossan, 54, from Boardroom, Ohio, told Honolulu Star Advertiser.

Many kids grew up watching Geoffrey the Giraffe in TV commercials. Strategic Marks, a company that owns the KB Toys brand, plans to open 1,000 pop-up KB Toys stores for Black Friday and the 2018 holiday season, CNN reported.

Jacob Rabon IV tweeted two of the photos with the caption: 'I can't believe childhood is cancelled'. We do live in a sad day and it was a crushing blow to the inner child in millions of people.

Are you saddened by the loss of the beloved toy store?


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