Photo of Geoffrey the Giraffe leaving Toys "R" Us store goes viral

30 June, 2018, 15:54 | Author: Kathy Ellis
  • The bankrupt toy company announced that it would be shutting down all US locations in March

A heartbreaking photo of the beloved character standing amidst empty shelves with a bright green roller bag has gone viral on social media as former Toys "R" Us kids - majority now adults - mourn the demise of the toy kingdom. As kids, just the thought of visiting Toys R Us gave us a lot of excitement.

The famed toy emporium filed for bankruptcy last fall and announced it would be shutting down all locations across America in March. Her photo of Geoffrey the Giraffe leaving got the most attention, receiving almost 300,000 shares on Facebook.

According to recent reports, former Toys R Us CEO Jerry Storch has been meeting with potential investors to find a way to reboot the toy company. We chose to visit the icon toy store one last time before it closed its doors forever.

The liquidation of the largest U.S. toy retailer is a blow to hundreds of toy makers that sold products at the chain, including Barbie maker Mattel Inc, board game company Hasbro Inc and other large vendors such as Lego.

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Triple H got a big kick out of the images and took to social media to tease that maybe fans will see Geoffrey in an NXT ring someday. At least Geoffrey has some career options in case he wants to become a Superstar.

Jerry Whitworth tweeted: 'Goodbye, Geoffrey the Giraffe.

One user tweeted the photo saying: "Goodbye, Geoffrey the Giraffe".

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.

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