As Toys "R" Us Closes For Good, Workers Campaign For Severance

Johnpiere's most recent post she showed employees finishing up their tasks at the store which is covered in neon sale signs before locking the doors for the last time

As Toys "R" Us Closes For Good, Workers Campaign For Severance

Rene Johnpiere, who is believed to have worked for Toys R Us, uploaded the image to social media on Wednesday.

A heartbreaking photo of Toys R Us mascot Geoffrey the Giraffe leaving the toy store went viral Thursday, the day before the retail chain closed the rest of its stores. Promise us just this one thing: Don't ever grow up.

Toys "R" Us, one of the largest and most iconic toy retailers, shuttered stores across the county, closing 700 total, including all of North Carolina stores. We will miss our conversations of everything, and nothing, and the dreams we had. We made a decision to visit the icon toy store one last time before it closed its doors forever.

Geoffrey has acted as the chain's logo and "spokesanimal" for the past 70 years.

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She has also shared nostalgic Toys "R" Us commercials from the '80s and '90s to commemorate the end of the company.

As the last of the USA stores close, more than 30,000 workers will be looking for work. "What we're asking is that the executives at Toys "R" Us would allow us to be the stewards of Geoffrey, their mascot, as a way for us to raise awareness for giraffe conservation".

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

It's been a rough year for Toys "R" Us, whose founder Charles Lazarus died aged 94 on March 22, the same day the company was scheduled to begin its liquidation sale. I was surrounded by children'. Party City is also opening 50 pop-up toy shops this fall.

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